Sheri Salata is an American entertainment executive and a former copresident of OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network)--a title she shared with Erik Logan from 2011 to 2016. Salata began her career as a television producer, first joining Harpo Studios in 1995. She served as executive producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show from 2006 through its finale in 2011. At OWN, Salata and Logan oversaw day-to-day operations, and Salata helped develop popular original series such as Oprah's Master Class and SuperSoul Sunday. She also helped broker successful partnerships for OWN's first-ever scripted series with Tyler Perry's The Haves and the Have Nots and the upcoming drama series Queen Sugar, co-created with Selma director Ava DuVernay. In 2016, Salata announced she was leaving OWN to launch her own brand innovation agency and content platform, with plans to service OWN and the Oprah Media Group as one of its first clients.