Perhaps you could call this a comeback, but not really. Starting later this year, Oprah will become a special contributor for “60 Minutes,” the network announced Tuesday, The Hill reports.
Tennessee State University’s most famous grad, who attended the black university on a full scholarship based on her communication skills and graduated in 1986, is back!
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 31, 2017
“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.”
“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.”
She 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.”
Tennessee State is home to several distinguished Tigers, including, Alvin H Crawford, Jesse Russell, and Michelle Robinson Wilkins.