Oprah Just Landed A New Job At ’60 Minutes’

Ford Springer | Contributor

Longtime talk show host Oprah Winfrey will join CBS News’ “60 Minutes” as a special contributor for the show this fall.

“I’ve been a big admirer of ’60 Minutes’ since my days as a young reporter,” Winfrey said in a press release Tuesday. “I’m so excited and proud to join forces with this historic news program, which for me represents the bastion of journalistic storytelling,” Winfrey continued.

“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,” Winfrey added.

Entertainer and producer Oprah Winfrey arrives to introduce a clip from her Best Feature nominated film "Selma" at the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California February 21, 2015. REUTERS/Adrees Latif/File Photo

REUTERS/Adrees Latif/File Photo

“There is only one Oprah Winfrey,” “60 Minutes” executive producer Jeff Fager 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,'” Fager continued. “I am thrilled that she will be bringing her unique and powerful voice to our broadcast.”

Winfrey will be joining the Sunday night news program in its 50th season.

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