Winfrey to join ’60 Minutes’

Oprah Winfrey just scored a brand-new job.

According to The Cut, Winfrey will return to her television journalism roots to be a special correspondent to CBS’s 60 Minutes. Winfrey will begin her post in fall 2017, says The Cut, joining the news magazine show for its 50th season.

As for the kinds of stories she’ll cover for 60 Minutes, The Cut says Winfrey will report on issues that will “help facilitate real conversations between people from different backgrounds.”

CBS This Morning anchor Gayle King spoke on her longtime friend’s new appointment, reports NPR, saying that Winfrey’s new gig will be a way for her to do what she loves: storytelling.

“She has said all the time that she doesn’t miss the day-to-day of the show, but what she does miss is storytelling and connecting with people, women in particular,” King said. “And being able to meet and talk to them and interact with them. That’s what she misses. So to me, this is a perfect marriage.”

 

 

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