In the News – Oprah Will Join ’60 Minutes’ As a Special Contributor This Fall
Oprah is set to return to a major network in 2017.
The talk show icon will join CBS’ 60 Minutes as a special contributor this fall, according to Entertainment Weekly. “At a time when people are so divided, my intention is to bring relevant insight and perspective,” Winfrey said in a statement. She also said that 60 Minutes represents a “bastion of journalistic storytelling.”
60 Minutes can draw between 10 and 20 million viewers a week, according to CNN Money.
“There is only one Oprah Winfrey,” said executive producer Jeff Fager.
Winfrey will take a 10% stake in the company with the option to increase that to 15%.
Winfrey hosted The Oprah Winfrey Show for 25 years before leaving and launching the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) in 2011. Her cable network is home to Queen Sugar (among others), a drama series created by director Ava Duvernay, and which has been praised for its diversity and inclusivity. President Obama awarded Winfrey the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013.
Article Source: Original article written by Zamira Rahim for Fortune online. To read original article, click HERE.