Oprah Winfrey to be 'special contributor' to '60 Minutes'

By: The Associated Press
January 31, 2017 Updated: February 2, 2017 at 2:43 pm
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2016 file photo, Oprah Winfrey attends the world premiere of "BOO! A Madea Halloween" in Los Angeles. Winfrey has a new book imprint called An Oprah Book under Flatiron Books. The first release will be Winfrey’s “Food, Health and Happiness” cookbook, coming out Jan. 3. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK — Oprah Winfrey has been named a "special contributor" to CBS News' "60 Minutes."

Winfrey will bring occasional reports to the newsmagazine starting this fall, when it begins its 50th season on the air.

Executive producer Jeff Fager called Winfrey "a remarkable and talented woman with a level of integrity that sets her apart and makes her a perfect fit for '60 Minutes.'"

Winfrey said her aim with her "60 Minutes" stories is "to look at what separates us, and help facilitate real conversations between people from different backgrounds."

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