Oprah Winfrey Is Heading To CBS's '60 Minutes' As a Special Contributor

By Trey Williams Markets MarketWatch Pulse

The multi-hyphenate former host of the "The Oprah Winfrey Show," Oprah Winfrey is adding another title to her resume, joining CBS Corp.'s "60 Minutes" as a special contributor. Winfrey will make her first appearance on the Sunday-night news broadcast this fall, according to a news release. Since walking away from "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in 2011, Winfrey has continued to run Harpo Productions Inc., responsible for successful day-time shows such as "Dr. Phil" and "Rachael Ray." Winfrey founded OWN network in partnership with Discovery Communications Inc. , "O" Magazine with Hearst Corp. and has been one of the world's most active philanthropists. In 2015 Oprah joined the Weight Watchers International Inc. board of directors. "There is only one Oprah Winfrey," said "60 Minutes" Executive Producer Jeff Fager in a statement. "Her body of work is extraordinary. I am thrilled that she will be bringing her unique and powerful voice to our broadcast." CBS shares are up more than 35% in the last 12 months, while the S&P 500 Index is up 17%.

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