Terry Wood has been named EVP of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions and is tasked with overseeing production of original content for the multi-year partnership between Winfrey and Apple, announced last June.
It is unclear how much of Harpo’s Apple output will be non-fiction, but Wood (pictured) has a long history working in the unscripted space.
Since 2015, she was on the Netflix creative team, where she oversaw the launch of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Chelsea Handler’s talk show Chelsea, David Letterman’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, Bill Nye Saves the World, The Norm McDonald Show, The Fix with Jimmy Carr and A Little Help with Carol Burnett.
Before joining Netflix, Wood spent 13 years at CBS Television Syndication/King World as president of creative and development, where she launched Dr. Phil.
Additionally, she worked as an executive at Harpo Studios in the ’90s on Winfrey’s development team.
“Terry has broad experience across the media industry and an extensive knowledge of what connects to viewers in a meaningful way,” said Winfrey in a statement. “I look forward to working with her as we create content for Apple that can impact people around the world.”
“This incredible opportunity to once again work with Oprah is truly a full circle moment,” added Wood. “I am invigorated by this new partnership between Oprah and Apple and will bring my full range of experience to create inspiring and entertaining content.”