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Former OWN Exec Aissa Joins Oxygen Media

Rod Aissa has joined Oxygen Media as senior vice president of original programming and development, effective immediately.

The former OWN executive will now have strategic oversight of Oxygen's original programming development and production. He will also oversee the network's recently announced lineup of new shows, including The Next Big Thing, LA Style andThe Eva Marcille Project (all working titles), as well as its current series Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood and The Glee Project.

Based in the network's New York office, Aissa will report to Oxygen president Jason Klarman. Cori Abraham, senior vice president of development and Teri Kennedy vice president, current production will jointly report to Aissa on identifying new genres and formats that target young women.

Aissa most recently served as senior vice president, programming and development, primetime at OWN, where he oversaw the fledgling network's programming and development. Prior to OWN, Aissa was executive vice president of TV at Ashton Kutcher's production company, Katalyst Films.