A longtime veteran of the MTV machine, Norman served as president of MTV from 2005 to February 2008. She went on to become the CEO of OWN, Oprah Winfrey's TV network, but was dismissed in 2011 due to mediocre ratings. She's since taken on an executive editor position for the Huffington Post's "BlackVoices" page.
A New York native, Boston University grad Christina Norman got her big break with MTV as a production manager in the early 90s. Working her way up to President of VH1 in 1999, Norman was known for championing diverse programming that led to VH1's highest viewership ever. A regular member of the Hollywood Reporter's "Power 100 Women in Entertainment" list and heralded as one of the most powerful women in cable, in 2005 she was promoted to President of MTV, VH1's sister network, where she oversaw programming and strategies for MTV, MTV2, and MTV.com. By 2009, Norman hooked up with fellow TV-powerhouse Oprah Winfrey and was named CEO of OWN, where she had to build an entire channel from the ground up. However, the network failed to live up to its lofty expectations (it's Oprah, after all), and just six months after the channel launched in 2011, Norman stepped down and changed her career path, managing the "BlackVoices" section of the Huffington Post. [Image via Getty]