Chance Patterson, previously VP International Communications at Discovery Communications, has been hired as SVP Corporate Affairs and Communications at Harpo Studios. He will manage Harpo’s external and internal communications functions, including corporate communications and media relations, and report to Harpo and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network presidents Sheri Salata and Erik Logan. Patterson succeeds Lisa Halliday, who left her post as Harpo’s head of communications and strategy earlier this month after 12 years with the company. Before Discovery, where he oversaw communications strategy for 21 international TV brands, Patterson was VP Corporate Communications and Government Affairs at Sirius XM Radio.