Oprah Winfrey expanding role at OWN channel

Oprah Winfrey appears in a still from her talk show in this undated photo.

July 13, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Oprah Winfrey says she's expanding her role at the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).

The former talk show host said she'll become the chief executive officer and chief creative officer beginning this fall.

The former CEO, Christina Norman, was let go in May after disappointing ratings for the channel.

OWN premiered Jan. 1. Winfrey ended her talk show in May to focus on the network.