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Robyn Lattaker-Johnson joins OWN as head of unscripted

Harpo- and Discovery-owned OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has appointed Robyn Lattaker-Johnson as head of unscripted development, programming and specials. In her new role, Lattaker-Johnson (pictured) will focus on developing a variety of ...
January 9, 2020

Harpo- and Discovery-owned OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has appointed Robyn Lattaker-Johnson as head of unscripted development, programming and specials.

In her new role, Lattaker-Johnson (pictured) will focus on developing a variety of unscripted programs for the network’s core African-American female audience, taking over from Jon Sinclair, who left the company at the end of last year to pursue other opportunities.

She will report to OWN president Tina Perry.

Lattaker-Johnson joins OWN from REVOLT Media & TV, where she was head of content and development, with oversight of original long-form content across all linear and digital platforms. At REVOLT, she launched series including State of the Culture, Funny AF, Short and Fresh, Director’s Reel and the Anatomy of… franchise. She was also a key player in producing the REVOLT Summits in Atlanta and Los Angeles.

Prior to that, through her RLJ Media Management & Consulting, Lattaker-Johnson managed a select roster of production companies, EP/showrunners, multi-camera directors, casting producers and unscripted content creators. She has additionally held senior roles at SYFY, NBC Universal Comcast BET.

“Robyn is a seasoned executive with strong relationships, who understands our passionate audience and knows how to create and deliver unscripted shows that grab and hold viewers’ attention,” said Perry in a statement. “We are thrilled to have her join the team to deliver our next generation of unscripted hits.”

“I’m excited to join the OWN team to create and commission unscripted content intentionally crafted to serve, inspire and reflect the dreams and experiences of our audience,” added Lattaker-Johnson.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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