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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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