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Oprah Winfrey Becomes a Special Contributor to ’60 Minutes’

Winfrey's New Role Begins Next Fall

Oprah Winfrey will become a special contributor to veteran CBS newsmagazine “60 Minutes,” with her first appearance on the Sunday night broadcast next fall.

“There is only one Oprah Winfrey,” said “60 Minutes” executive producer Jeff 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.”

Now in season 49, “60 Minutes” remains the top-rated primetime newsmagazine at approximately 14 million viewers per week.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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