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Geraldine Laybourne Bio

Geraldine Laybourne founded Oxygen Media and has served as its chairman and chief executive officer since its inception. Available in more than 69 million cable households, Oxygen airs bold, original series including “Campus Ladies,” "The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency," and the live call-in show, "Talk Sex with Sue Johanson.” The network also operates www.oxygen.com.

A pioneer in creating innovative and high-quality television programming for children, Laybourne spent 16 years at Nickelodeon, taking over the management of the network in 1984.

Ms. Laybourne and her team were responsible for creating and building the Nickelodeon brand and, in 1985, for launching Nick at Nite, the successful primetime line-up of retro sitcoms. Prior to starting Oxygen, Ms. Laybourne was president of Disney/ABC Cable Networks (from 1996-1998) where she was responsible for overseeing current cable programming for the Walt Disney Company and its ABC subsidiary.