Oprah Winfrey announced Tuesday she has joined 60 Minutes. The media mogul will begin as a special contributor this fall.
Oprah said in an official statement:
“I’m so excited and proud to join forces with this historic news program, which for me represents the bastion of journalistic storytelling.”
CBS Executive Producer Jeff Fager said:
“There is only one Oprah Winfrey. 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.”
Oprah is expected to boost ratings for the already popular TV program.
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