Oprah Winfrey will become a special contributor to 60 Minutes, announced the CBS newsmag’s executive producer, Jeff Fager. Winfrey will make her first appearance on the broadcast this fall.
“There is only one Oprah Winfrey,” said Fager. “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.”
Among her many accomplishments in the media, Winfrey hosted The Oprah Winfrey Show for 25 years and launched the cable network OWN.
“I’ve been a big admirer of 60 Minutes since my days as a young reporter,” said Winfrey. “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.”