Emmy® Award Winning Producer
Emmy® Award winning producer Katy Davis is a veteran television executive with twenty years of experience creating and producing “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” the most successful show in the history of daytime television. During her tenure at Harpo, Davis rose from Associate Producer to Executive Producing. In addition to consistently producing top rated Oprah Winfrey shows, she founded and created Oprah’s Angel Network, executive produced prime time specials, was responsible for multiple international field shoots, and discovered and developed top talent like Dr. Mehmet Oz, Suze Orman and Dr. Laura Berman.
Exclusive History Making Shows
Davis was responsible for numerous exclusive shows and series, including history-making interviews with world leaders (Nelson Mandela, President Clinton, President W. Bush), headline-generating one-on ones with countless A-List celebrities (Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, John Travolta, Jennifer Aniston) and signature human interest shows.
Created Oprah’s Angel Network
In 1997, Davis created and launched Oprah’s Angel Network (OAN), a public charity that raised and distributed over $80 million dollars throughout its twelve-year history. Programs she created mobilized millions of viewers to join forces with Oprah to impact lives in their communities and around the world.
OAN built 60 schools in 13 countries educating 60,000 students; built 300 homes for Hurricane Katrina survivors; and partnered with well-known figures and celebrities including Jon Bon Jovi, Tyler Perry, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Paul Newman and many more.
Oprah calls Christmas Kindness “one of the greatest experiences of my life.”
Television Executive Media Consultant
Davis’ responsibilities included: leading and supervising multiple teams and overseeing the entire process of creating episodes; supervising shooting, scripting, editing, post-production and set design; and maintaining show budget. She also worked closely with publicity, marketing, on-air promotion, online and legal to maximize episodic promotion and ensure editorial integrity. Responsibilities also included creating systems and infrastructure, hiring, mentoring and training producers and supervising producers, and hiring production companies for international shoots and special projects.
Created Signature Oprah Show Series & Franchises
Created signature Oprah Show series and franchises including Oprah’s Debt Diet series (best selling Harpo DVD), Suze Orman, Oprah’s Lifestyle Makeover Series.
Discovered and Developed Talent
Davis discovered and cultivated talent to feature on shows including Dr. Mehmet Oz, Suze Orman, Dr. Laura Berman.