60 MINUTES news magazine’s executive producer, Jeff Fager, announced on January 31, 2017 that Oprah Winfrey will be joining the show as a special contributor.
“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.”
Oprah Winfrey has been establishing her television career for over 25 years and will now be part of the number-one news program.
“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.”
Ms. Winfrey will make her first appearance on CBS News’ legendary Sunday night broadcast this fall.