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OWN president Tina Perry to join Realscreen Live for fireside chat

Realscreen has confirmed a special fireside chat with Tina Perry, president of the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), at the upcoming virtual edition of Realscreen Live, taking place from June 7-11. Named ...
April 28, 2021

Realscreen has confirmed a special fireside chat with Tina Perry, president of the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), at the upcoming virtual edition of Realscreen Live, taking place from June 7-11.

Named president of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in 2019, Perry oversees all operations and creative areas of the network, reporting to OWN chairman and CEO Oprah Winfrey. Her leadership is a driving force behind the network’s ongoing evolution to become the leading destination for Black audiences. She also oversees OWN’s robust digital division including the Watch OWN app, the network’s award-winning website Oprah.com, and its growing podcast business.

Perry oversees the continuing success of the network’s lineup of unscripted hits that includes Iyanla: Fix My Life, Love & Marriage: Huntsville, Black Women OWN the Conversation, Family or FiancĂ©, Black Love, Put A Ring On It, Behind Every Man, and Ready to Love. She has spearheaded the development of OWN’s first food programming block of cooking shows including Tregaye’s Way and Lovely Bites, as well as the first holiday movies on OWN.

She has also shepherded the creation of special OWN spotlight programming that tackles important issues currently affecting Black women. Oprah’s two-night town hall on racism in America was simulcast across all of Discovery’s networks and platforms reaching over 18 million viewers worldwide.

She was also instrumental in OWN’s successful launch into scripted programming with popular drama series Queen Sugar, Cherish the Day, Greenleaf, The Haves and the Have Nots, the Peabody Award-winning David Makes Man, and the recent launch of Delilah.

In this special conversation, Perry will discuss her distinguished career to date, her ambitions for the Discovery-owned network, and her thoughts on the unscripted programming that resonates most with the OWN audience.

For more information on Realscreen Live and how to register, visit the official site here.

About The Author
Jillian Morgan is a special reports editor at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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