Oprah takes over OWN network

July 13, 2011 (CHICAGO)

In as statement, Winfrey said she is ready to dedicate her full creative energy as the fulltime CEO of the cable channel.

OWN went live in January and has struggled to build ratings. Winfrey says she has not been focused on the network as she should have been because it was launched during her final season of the Oprah Winfrey Show.

Two month ago, Christina Norman was forced out as CEO of OWN.

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