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Oprah Winfrey will join the iconic news show '60 Minutes'


Oprah Winfrey got her start as a reporter. Now she's heading back to her roots.

Winfrey will join the acclaimed news magazine "60 Minutes" as a "special contributor," CBS announced Tuesday morning. 

CBS did not specify exactly what role Winfrey will play, but says she will make her first appearance on the show in the fall. 

There is only one Oprah Winfrey. She has achieved excellence in everything she has touched.
Jeff Fager, '60 Minutes' executive producer

Winfrey hosted her self-titled show for 25 years. Her production company, Harpo Productions, developed many successful shows, including "Dr. Phil" and "The Dr. Oz Show." Harpo Films (yes, it's "Oprah" backwards) also produced "Selma." 

CBS announced the news on "CBS This Morning."

CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter said Winfrey would "occasionally file stories."

At a time when people are so divided, my intention is to bring relevant insight and perspective.
Oprah Winfrey

Winfrey seemed pretty excited to be on board.

Oprah ABC News Anchor

WATCH | Yes, Winfrey was a journalist before. Here's a look at her anchoring a news desk for an ABC News affiliate in 1984.

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