Oprah Winfrey landed a new special job a few years after her very own talk show called "The Oprah Winfrey Show" ended its airing. The new title of special contributor may sound a bit ordinary for some but with the media mogul holding it, it would be anything but that.
As reported by NPR, Oprah will be working as a special contributor on CBS' "60 Minutes" just as the program is celebrating its 50th season. The network did not release details regarding Oprah's new job, but the media mogul is expected to be talking to people, a task that she enjoyed and made her famous.
Aside from hosting, Oprah has also successfully dabbled into acting. She acted in a number of movies, including "The Color Purple," "The Butler," "Selma," and "The Beloved."
She is also a very successful media proprietor, holding the role of CEO and chairwoman of Harpo Productions. She also serves as chairwoman, CEO and CCO of the Oprah Winfrey Network.
Yahoo reported that "60 Minutes" executive producer Jeff Fager has nothing but praises for Oprah. Fager lauded Oprah's ability to make a difference to the lives of every person she has talked to. He also expressed confidence that Oprah will have no proble fitting in "60 Minutes."
In a statement, Oprah said she has long admired CBS' news program. She also gave a hint about what she is about to do as special contributor, saying that she will induce conversations among people with different backgrounds.
Gayle King, one of the hosts in "CBS This Morning," is a close friend of Oprah. King said Oprah has particularly miss connecting with people and discussing relevant issues with them. Oprah will start her job as a special contributor on CBS' "60 Minutes" during the fall.
Jobs & Hire previously reported that Oprah's cable network rolled out "Bold Moves," a puzzle game much like "Candy Crush."