Los Angeles Times reports that Oprah Winfrey's new venture, a cable channel scheduled to launch next year, has made its first major hire: veteran TV executive Robin Schwartz, who becomes president of OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network. She will oversee programming, development, marketing and research, and will report to a yet-to-be-named CEO. Winfrey will be chairman and chief creative officer. OWN, jointly owned by Winfrey's Harpo Inc. and Discovery Communications, is scheduled to replace the Discovery Health channel in 70 million households during the second half of 2009. Schwartz, 42, will assume her duties July 14 after leaving Regency Television, where she has managed the boutique studio for four years.