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Published on February 7th, 2019 | by Brad Gibson


Oprah picks Netflix veteran to lead her Apple video affiliation

Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions has hired former Netflix executive Terry Wood as its executive vice president to oversee the production of projects for Apple’s future streaming video initiative.

“Terry has broad experience across the media industry and extensive knowledge of what connects to viewers in a meaningful way,” said Winfrey in a statement. “I look forward to working with her as we create content for Apple that can impact people around the world.”

Winfrey and Apple inked a multi-year content deal last year to create original programming.

Wood, who will report to Winfrey, was part of the creative team at Netflix since 2015 and oversaw such projects as Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, and David Letterman’s Emmy-nominated My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.

Prior to that, Wood worked at CBS Television Syndication/King World for 13 years and helped create Dr. Phil to TV and the daytime syndicated daily talk show Rachael Ray. She was also previously a producer for 60 Minutes.

“This incredible opportunity to once again work with Oprah is truly a full circle moment,” said Wood, who previously worked as a Harpo Studios exec in the 1990s. “I am invigorated by this new partnership between Oprah and Apple and will bring my full range of experience to create inspiring and entertaining content.”

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