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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 12: Oprah Winfrey in the press room for the 70th Annual Tony Awards at the Beacon Theater on June 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)

TSU’s Most Famous Grad, Oprah, Has A New Gig, Joins ’60 Minutes’ As Special Contributor

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!

“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.

Tommy G. Meade Jr.

Tommy G. Meade Jr.

Tommy G. Meade Jr. is the Editor-in-Chief of HBCU Buzz. He is a Central State University alum and is a proud member of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.

Meade formerly was a Staff Writer for HBCU Buzz. In 2012, he was selected by Luke Lawal Jr. to lead HBCU Buzz.