SPOTLIGHT: SHEEREEN MILLER RUSSELL
Group Vice President of Advertising Sales and Client Partnerships for Inclusion Audiences,
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Discovery
Sheereen M. Russell is a seasoned media executive and currently Group Vice President of Advertising Sales and Client Partnerships for Inclusion Audiences for both OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and the larger Discovery portfolio. In her current role, Ms. Russell is responsible for driving sales, educating marketers, and developing content and data-based solutions to engage brands and consumers across OWN’ and Discovery’s portfolio of cable, social and digital platforms.
In 2019, Ms. Russell was recognized as one of AdAge’s “Women to Watch” list for her commitment to inclusive brand narratives and representation of Black audiences and accurate portrayals in all content. In 2018 NAMIC identified Ms. Russell as a “Next Generation Leader.” Ms. Russell earned a B.A. in Communications with a Minor in Journalism from Wake Forest University. She currently resides in the New York area with her husband and two sons.