Oprah Winfrey to Make Big TV Return, Joining Forces With This ‘Historic News Program’

OprahIt’s been nearly six years since The Oprah Winfrey Show went dark from its iconic Chicago studio, but the media mogul has stayed as busy as ever in the years since. In addition to Harpo studios, her impressive array of media distribution deals, Book Club, and the launch of the Oprah Winfrey Network alongside Discovery Communications, the indefatigable Oprah is set to take on the next credit in her storied career:

60 Minutes.

CBS This Morning made the formal announcement Tuesday, indicating that Oprah would be taking her talents to the venerable Sunday night news program beginning in the Fall of 2017. “She will become a special contributor to 60 Minutes,” Charlie Rose said Tuesday morning. “We are all very pleased to welcome her to the CBS family.”

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

“I am so psyched about it,” added longtime pal Gayle King.

Watch above via CBS This Morning.

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