Oprah Winfrey Joining CBS’ ’60 Minutes’
Oprah Winfrey is returning to her roots. The former Queen of Daytime, and current network executive, signed on to be a special correspondent on CBS’ popular news magazine show, 60 Minutes, Shadow & Act reports.
Winfrey, who got her start as a broadcast reporter, plans to bring a “relevant insight and perspective” to the long-running program.
Jeff Fager, the show’s executive producer, praised Winfrey’s work.
“There is only one Oprah Winfrey,” he said in an announcement. “She has achieved excellence in everything she has touched. Her body of work is extraordinary, including thousands of interviews with people from all walks of life. She is a remarkable and talented woman with a level of integrity that sets her apart and makes her a perfect fit for 60 Minutes. I am thrilled that she will be bringing her unique and powerful voice to our broadcast.”
Winfrey, who recently partnered with CBS for the final interview with the Obamas, is excited to join the news program.
“I’m so excited and proud to join forces with this historic news program, which for me represents the bastion of journalistic storytelling,” she said in a press statement. “At a time when people are so divided, my intention is to bring relevant insight and perspective, to look at what separates us, and help facilitate real conversations between people from different backgrounds.”
Winfrey will make her first appearance on 60 Minutes this fall.