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As The Chicago Tribune reports, Oprah Winfrey will take over as chief executive officer of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network this fall, the cable channel said on Wednesday. Winfrey, regarded as the most influential woman on U.S. television, will be the third CEO of the company since its debut in January. She will also become chief creative officer as the network prepares for her newtalk show, "Oprah's Next Chapter," to debut in January 2012. "I am ready to dedicate my full creative energy and focus as the full-time CEO of OWN," Winfrey said in a statement.
· Oprah Winfrey to take CEO Role at OWN [Tribune]