Oprah Winfrey joining ‘60 Minutes’ as special contributor

Oprah Winfrey will become a special contributor to “60 Minutes” this fall, the network announced Tuesday.

Winfrey says she plans on using her platform to connect people amid the political unrest currently engulfing the United States.

“I’m so excited and proud to join forces with this historic news program, which for me represents the bastion of journalistic storytelling,” Winfrey said in a statement. “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.”

“There is only one Oprah Winfrey,” Jeff Fager, the executive producer for “60 Minutes,” said in a statement. “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.”

Source: New York Daily News


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