Former MTV programming chief Christina Norman, left, has been hired by Oprah Winfrey to be Chief Executive Officer of her Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). Norman worked for Viacom's MTV for 17 years eventually being president of MTV and its sister network VH-1. Norman will work with Robin Schwartz, president of the network and Robert Tercek, president, digital media who oversees Oprah.com and will also oversee OWN's web operations. Norman quit MTV on February 7, 2008 wanting some 'time for herself.'
OWN will launch early in 2010 and is is expected to debut in 70 million homesbacked by Oprah Winfrey and Discovery Communications. The network will be based in Los Angeles and Norman will start work later this year. (Broadcasting and Cable