Oprah Winfrey Joins ‘60 Minutes’ as News Program’s Latest Contributor

Oprah Winfrey will become a special contributor for the upcoming season of 60 Minutes, CBS announced.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the media mogul will contribute several stories to 60 Minutes this fall. Executive producer Jeff Fager had a few touching words during his morning 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.”

In a statement, the legendary talk show host shared her enthusiasm and plans for her contribution. “I’ve been a big admirer of 60 Minutes since my days as a young reporter. I’m so excited and proud to join forces with this historic news program, which for me represents the bastion of journalistic storytelling. 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 has definitely kept busy since her show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, has been off the air. Along with running her production company, Harpo Productions, she’s starred in films like The Butler and Selma. She also serves on the Weight Watchers Board of Directors and has been open about how Weight Watchers aided her successful weight loss.

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