Oprah has committed to revamping OWN, and will be taking the title of chief creative officer. The role, which was recently held by Lisa Erspamer, will help Oprah take control of the network and see that her ideas come to fruition.
On Wednesday morning Oprah wrote via email to staffers that This concept of mine, of one team, one mission, and one vision is about to become a day-to-day reality.
On May 25, Oprah left her 25-year-run as a talk show host on the Oprah Winfrey Show to devote more time to her cable network, which launched in January.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Winfrey admitted that she had not been putting enough attention into the network stating [the network] is not where I want it to be. I wouldn't even say 10 percent of my times in on OWN right now. But, it will be, she stated.
Oprah said that by leaving her daytime talk show, she'll be able to give her attention to OWN.
It's going to improve exponentially with the amount of time and service I can give to it.
For her 'Farewell Spectacular,' 13,000 fans and some of Hollywood's A-list came out to bid The Oprah Winfrey Show a final goodbye Stars at the taping included, Beyonce, Tom Cruise, Will Smith, Michael Jordan, and Maria Shriver.
Beyonce performed during the show, but beforehand said directly to Oprah and 13,00 adoring fans, Oprah Winfrey, because of you, women everywhere have graduated to a new level of understanding of what we are, of who we are, and most importantly who we can be. Run the world, Oprah.
We can run the world!