President, OWN and Harpo Studios

Under Salata’s leadership, OWN became cash flow positive earlier than anticipated. Ratings are up 30% to date over 2012, making it a top-20 ad supported cable network for women 25-54. At Harpo, she oversees more than 130 hours of original programs for OWN. Salata says working with people she loves is the best part of her job: “Oprah, Erik Logan—the OWN team and the Harpo Studios team—are among the brightest, most positive, uplifting teammates I have ever known.”

What’s your favorite part of your job?
I love the people I work with. Oprah, Erik Logan—the OWN team and the Harpo Studios team are among the brightest, most positive, uplifting teammates I have ever known.
 
What’s been the biggest story in cable this year?
I like our story : )
 
How do you define success in the workplace?
I always feel good when I can sense that we all have had a hand in defining and executing the vision. Everyone makes their own unique contribution — everyone rises up.
 
Best trick for maintaining the personal-professional life balance?
For me, balance is a verb — always moving, frequently tweaking, ever evolving.

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