Named president of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in 2019, Tina 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 African American viewers. 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 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, and the upcoming Delilah. She 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 Fiancé, Black Love, Put A Ring On It, and Ready to Lovein addition to the Daytime Emmy-award winning Super Soul Sunday. Perry 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 affecting Black women today. Oprah’s two-night town hall on racism in America simulcast across all of Discovery’s networks and platforms reaching over 25 million viewers worldwide.
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, and the Board of Directors of The Friends of the Saban Community Clinic. She has a passion for art and also serves on the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) Board of Trustees, Stanford University’s Cantor Arts Center Advisory Board, and is a founding board member of The Mistake Room, LA’s independent, non-profit global platform for contemporary art and ideas.
Perry 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,” and received the Women in Cable Telecommunication’s LEA Award in 2019.