Erik Logan was named president of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in July 2011, where he spearheads the day-to-day operations for the network. Under his leadership, OWN has become one of the fastest growing cable networks and most recently scored its highest rated second quarter prime average in network history in its key women 25-54 demo.
OWN has the top four of the top six original scripted series on ad-supported cable (W25-54) and the top four original scripted series on ad-supported cable for African-American women including “Queen Sugar” from award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay, the acclaimed drama “Greenleaf,” and Tyler Perry’s hit shows “The Haves and the Have Nots” and “If Loving You is Wrong.”
The network has developed several popular original unscripted series including the Emmy award-winning “Super Soul Sunday,” as well as the Emmy-nominated and NAACP Image Award-winning “Oprah’s Master Class,” along with other acclaimed series such as “Iyanla: Fix My Life” and “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s.”
Logan also oversees the network’s growing digital division including OWN’s award-winning website Oprah.com and Watch OWN App, as well as the recently launched its first mobile game “Bold Moves.”
Logan joined Winfrey’s original production company Harpo Studios in 2008 as executive vice president before being elevated to president of OWN.
A veteran radio and media industry executive, Logan was executive vice president, programming and broadcast operations for XM Satellite Radio where he helped build the subscriber base to beyond nine million subscribers, negotiated partnerships and managed day-to-day relationships with major content providers including Major League Baseball, PGA Tour, CNN, Clear Channel Communications and Fox News.
Prior to joining XM, Logan also served as president of programming for Citadel Broadcasting, and served for over a decade at CBS/Infinity Broadcasting in a variety of roles, including vice president of programming.
Logan currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Big Machine Label Group, the Los Angeles Board of Advisors for the Paley Center, and serves on the NAACP Entertainment Industry Board of Advisors.
An avid waterman, Logan also serves on the Board of Directors of USA Surfing, the NGB for the United States Olympic Committee; is co-founder of Shred & Speed, LLC and is co-owner in Nikau Kai Surf x Cafe and Laird Apparel.