As President of OWN and previous President of Harpo Studios, Sheri Salata helps to develop programming that entertains, informs and inspires viewers to live their best lives. As part of her responsibilities, Sheri oversees the development of all programming for OWN. Salata reports directly to OWN Chief Executive Officer and Chief Creative Officer Oprah Winfrey.
Between 2006 and 2011, Sheri served as Executive Producer of “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” the most successful show in daytime television for its remarkable 25-year run. She first joined Harpo Studios in 1995 as Promotions Producer. During her 15-year tenure, she has held positions with increasing levels of responsibility, including Senior Promotions Producer, Supervising Producer of Promotion and Development, Senior Supervising Producer of Promotion and Development, Senior Producer of Production, and Supervising Producer. Salata has served as Executive Producer of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” since September 2006. She was named President of Harpo Studios in December 2009.
Prior to joining Harpo Studios, Salata produced television commercials for Grey Chicago and Lois/GGK. She also spent time as a freelance producer.
Sheri was born in Georgia, and raised in the suburbs north of Chicago. She attended the University of Iowa, where she earned a BBA in Marketing.