NEW YORK (AP) - In the wake of initial disappointing ratings for OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, its head, Christina Norman, has abruptly left the 4-month-old channel.
OWN, which premiered on Jan. 1, is jointly owned by Discovery and Winfrey's Harpo, Inc.
Winfrey added that with the end of her syndicated talk show this month, she can devote her full energies to OWN.
Norman, formerly president of MTV, arrived at OWN in January 2009.
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