In 2011, Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav worked with Oprah Winfrey to launch OWN, the television network that bears her name. Though he was already one of cable television's most successful executives, he says the queen of daytime taught him two essential lessons.
"You have to put yourself out there, and you have to believe."
Zaslav described his first meeting with Winfrey in a wide-ranging interview with CNBC contributor Suzy Welch.
Then 47, Zaslav had left NBC Universal, where his tenure included the launch of CNBC and MSNC, to become the CEO of Discovery six months prior.