Oprah Winfrey Accomplishments

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One of America’s most beloved and known TV personalities built her own brand, by starting off as a host for a T.V. chat show called People Are Talking. Then was recruited by CBS in 1981 to host a morning show in Chicago called A.M. Chicago, where in 1986 she was given the opportunity to change the show name to the Oprah Winfrey Show. Oprah Winfrey career has only rocketed to success after that. Media mogul was born on January 29, 1954 in the town of Kosciusko, Mississippi as Orpah Gail Winfrey ; named after a biblical figure. At a very young age, Oprah faced trouble times while living with her mother in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was sexually abused by relatives and family friends and was sworn to silence. This cause Oprah to misbehave, talk back to her mother and run away from home. At the age of thirteen, Oprah became pregnant and within seven months she went into labor and had a son. After only two weeks her son became ill and died. Her mother then sent her to live with her father in Tennessee. Who…show more content…
She also states that she didn 't get in the field of television just for the money but for the chance to show sympathy for others and to interact one on one with people. She once said "You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it." Being a news anchor, you are not allowed to express emotions or to stay on a story that touch your heart. It was all about getting the stories out quickly as possible to inform the viewers. Oprah knew being able to connect with her guess and share her opinions, was the right path to take. Becoming the first African-American to host their own TV show, her success has motivated many. Oprah has made many milestones in her career. Not just as a TV host but as an actress, producer, publisher and philanthropist. She lives in Chicago with her long-time partner Stedman, while still working and giving others the opportunity to succeed just as she
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