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Discovery alum Chance Patterson to oversee communications for Winfrey banner

Harpo Studios has appointed Chance Patterson senior VP of corporate affairs and communications.

Patterson will take over many of the responsibilities previously handled by Lisa Halliday, who left her post as Harpo’s head of communications and strategy earlier this month after 12 years with the company.

Patterson will start at Oprah Winfrey’s Chicago headquarters immediately. His duties will include managing Harpo’s external and internal communications, including corporate communications and media relations. Patterson was previously VP of international communications for Discovery Communications.

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