With nearly two decades of excellence in broadcasting and recognized as one of the industry’s most creative businesswomen, Christina Norman is a multi-platform media executive and strategist. Until recently, Ms. Norman was chief executive officer of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. As CEO, she managed all business and creative areas of the new cable channel and multi-platform media venture designed to entertain, inspire, and empower people to live their best lives. The network launched in January of 2011 in 80 million homes.
Ms. Norman came to OWN from MTV: Music Television, where she most recently served as President, providing the leadership, strategy and management for MTV, MTV2, mtvU, MTV Tr3s, and MTV.com that kept the youth-oriented brand at the forefront of television entertainment. Prior to serving as President of MTV, she was President of the MTV sister network, VH1, where she garnered widespread industry praise for helming a diverse programming slate and leading the network to its highest viewership levels in 19 years on the air.
Ms. Norman has been regularly included in The Hollywood Reporter’s “Power 100 Women in Entertainment.” In 2006, she was named one of Multichannel News’ “Wonder Women,” and has been profiled in Advertising Age’s “Media Mavens” issue. She was named National Public Service winner by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2002 for MTV’s “Fight for Your Rights: Protect Yourself” campaign. CableFAX named her among the 2009 “Most Powerful Women In Cable,” and 2010 “CableFax 100 Power List.”