NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — She’s again.
Oprah Winfrey will develop into a particular contributor to ’60 Minutes,’ the legendary information journal’s government producer Jeff Fager introduced Tuesday.
Winfrey will make her first look on the Sunday night time broadcast this fall.
“There is just one Oprah Winfrey,” stated Fager. “She has achieved excellence in all the things she has touched. Her physique of labor is extraordinary, together with hundreds of interviews with individuals from all walks of life. She is a exceptional and gifted lady with a degree of integrity that units her aside and makes her an ideal match for “60 Minutes.” I’m thrilled that she might be bringing her distinctive and highly effective voice to our broadcast.”
“I’ve been an enormous admirer of “60 Minutes” since my days as a younger reporter,” stated Winfrey. “I’m so excited and proud to hitch forces with this historic information program, which for me represents the bastion of journalistic storytelling. At a time when individuals are so divided, my intention is to convey related perception and perspective, to take a look at what separates us, and assist facilitate actual conversations between individuals from totally different backgrounds.”
Winfrey hosted “The Oprah Winfrey Present,” for 25 years which gained a number of awards and was the very best-rated tv program of its type.
In 2011, in partnership with Discovery Communications, Winfrey based OWN: Oprah Winfrey Community and serves as its chairman and CEO.
In 2013, Winfrey was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama, the nation’s highest civilian honor.