Sheri Salata (born October 20, 1959) is co-president of Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) and president of Winfrey’s Harpo Productions. She was born in Georgia and raised in Chicago's northern suburbs. She graduated from the University of Iowa in the early 1980s. Salata's first job was assistant to Perry Stebor, an executive at Grey Advertising in Chicago. Salata entered Harpo Studios in 1995 as promotions producer. In 2009 she was named president of Harpo Studios. Salata served as executive producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show from 2006 until the show ended in 2011. She was co-president of OWN with Erik Logan from July 2011 until May 2016.
In May 2016, Sheri stepped down as co-president to form her own brand innovation agency STORY alongside Nancy Hala. OWN and the Oprah Media Group will be clients.
Salata was introduced to a wider audience in the TV series Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes, airing on OWN January–August 2011.
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- Gregory Beyer; Sasha Bronner. "Sheri Salata And Erik Logan, Searching For Meaning At The Top Of Oprah Winfrey's World". Retrieved 3 May 2014.
- "OWN Co-President Sheri Salata Steps Down". Retrieved 20 February 2017.
- Gregory Beyer; Sasha Bronner. "Sheri Salata And Erik Logan, Searching For Meaning At The Top Of Oprah Winfrey's World". Retrieved 6 May 2014.
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