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OWN Hires Revolt’s Robyn Lattaker-Johnson as Head of Unscripted Development and Programming

She takes over for longtime OWN and Harpo Studios exec Jon Sinclair, who departed the cable network at the end of 2019

Robyn Lattaker-Johnson has joined Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) as its new head of unscripted development, programming and specials, the cable channel announced Thursday.

Most recently the head of content and development for Revolt Media & TV, Lattaker-Johnson will begin her position at OWN on Monday, in which she will “focus on developing a variety of unscripted programs for the network’s core African-American female audience.”

Reporting directly to OWN president Tina Perry, Lattaker-Johnson takes over for longtime OWN and Harpo Studios executive Jon Sinclair, who departed the Discovery-owned network at the end of 2019 to pursue other opportunities.

OWN’s current unscripted programming slate includes “Iyanla: Fix My Life,” “Ready to Love,” “Love & Marriage: Huntsville,” “Family or Fiancé,” “Black Love,” “Black Women OWN the Conversation” and “Love Goals.”

“Robyn is a seasoned executive with strong relationships, who understands our passionate audience and knows how to create and deliver unscripted shows that grab and hold viewers’ attention,” Perry said in a statement. “We are thrilled to have her join the team to deliver our next generation of unscripted hits.”

Lattaker-Johnson added: “I’m excited to join the OWN team to create and commission unscripted content intentionally crafted to serve, inspire and reflect the dreams and experiences of our audience.”

While at Revolt, Lattaker-Johnson had oversight of original long form content across all linear and digital platforms, including programming and scheduling, acquisitions, physical production, talent and music for the network group. She is responsible for the launches of series like “State of the Culture,” “Funny AF,” “Short and Fresh,” “Director’s Reel” and the “Anatomy of…” franchise.

Lattaker-Johnson’s previous roles include vice president of alternative programming at SYFY and senior vice president of original programming for BET. She has also managed several production companies, executive producers and showrunners, multi-camera directors, casting producers and unscripted content creators through her company RLJ Media Management & Consulting.