Oprah Winfrey’s 60 Minutes special contributor debut will air on the show’s 50th season launch Sept. 24.

CBS News, which made the announcement that it signed Winfrey as a special contributor in January; however what her initial segment will cover has not been revealed.  Winfrey stated, “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 is a permanent staple in media history, of course most-known for hosting her award-winning talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show for an epic 25 years. She then went on and founded her own production company, Harpo Productions, which developed many successful syndicated tv shows, including but not limited to Dr. PhilThe Dr. Oz Show, and Rachael Ray. Her Harpo Films co-produced Ava DuVernay’s Selma, in which Winfrey also had a featured role.

Winfrey founded OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in 2011, in partnership with Discovery Communications. She serves as its chairman and CEO. Through Winfrey’s oversight and magic touch, OWN has become one of the fastest growing cable networks for women.

As Oprah’s image is synonymous with media/TV reporting, we’re sure this will be a perfect fit!  Be sure to tune in!



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