Ex-OWN CEO Joins AOL/Huffington Post Black Voices

Christina Norman has been named a top editor for the site, which is relaunching this week.

Posted: 08/03/2011 10:30 AM EDT
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Christina Norman

It may be a juggle of the CEOs in the realm of media.

 

In May, Christina Norman was ousted as the chief executive officer of OWN, the struggling cable network owned by Oprah Winfrey and Discovery Communications. This week she was announced as the executive editor for AOL Black Voices.

The once predominately minority-run AOL Black Voices will relaunch their site in partnership with The Huffington Post.

 

In a recent interview with paidContent.org, president and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington, said that white Huffington Post writers will produce content for Black Voices in an effort to “cross-pollinate the sites.”

 

Norman will be expected to help lead two new women’s sites under the Huffington Post brand. She will also manage video.

 

The Huffington Post is reporting that Norman will start her new role by publishing an essay about her circumstances of departing as the chief executive officer at OWN.  

 

“It's a great lesson for women, that when one door closes, another one opens,” Huffington said.

 

Prior to AOL and OWN, Norman served as president of MTV.

 

 

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