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Tina Perry

Tina Perry - President, OWN TV Network & OTT Streaming

Tina Perry

President
OWN TV Network & OTT Streaming


Named president of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in 2019, Tina Perry oversees all operation 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 network’s TVE Everywhere product WatchOWN, award-winning website Oprah.com, flourishing podcast business, and OWN on d+, Discovery’s direct-to-consumer streaming service.

Perry was 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, The Kings of Napa, and the upcoming All Rise. She oversees the continuing success of the network’s lineup of unscripted hits that includes, Love and Marriage: Huntsville, Ready to Love, Speak Sis, Family or Fiancé, Black Love, and Put A Ring On It in addition to the Daytime Emmy-award winning Super Soul Sunday. Perry has spearheaded the development of OWN’s cooking programming including Burger Truck Brawl and Great Soul Food Cook-off as well as the annual holiday movies on OWN. She has also shepherded the creation of special OWN Spotlight programming that tackles important issues affecting Black women today, including Oprah’s two-night town hall on racism in America, Where Do We Go From Here?, simulcast across all of Discovery’s networks and platforms reaching over 18 million viewers worldwide. Perry is a champion of OWN’s social good initiatives including OWN’s award-winning, get-out-the-vote and registration campaign OWN Your Vote, OWN Your Health, and most recently OWN Your Shine, launched along with OWN’s first-ever Juneteenth activation. She is a passionate advocate for the nuanced representation of Black women in media, spearheading OWN’s collaboration with the ANA’s SeeHer.

Perry serves on the OWN Board of Directors, The Paley Center for Media’s Los Angeles Board of Governors, The Television Academy Foundation’s Board of Directors, the Board of Directors of The Friends of the Saban Community Clinic, the Board of the Hollywood Radio and Television Society (HRTS) and in 2021 was elected to the Board of Directors of Blucora.

Perry was recognized by the Center for Communication’s Stanton Award in 2021, was named to Ebony magazine’s Power 100 list, was honored at the Multichannel News Wonder Woman Awards in 2020, as one of the Cablefax 2020 Most Powerful Women “Wavemakers” in 2020 and received the Women in Cable Telecommunication’s LEA Award in 2019.

Perry holds a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School, a Master of Science in Comparative Social Policy from the University of Oxford and graduated with Honors from Stanford University.