December 29, 2009

Nashville WTVF Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey, the most powerful woman in show business, started her broadcasting career in Nashville, Tenn., reading the news at local station WVOL. Two years later Oprah Winfrey started co-anchoring news broadcasts on WTVF-TV, a station in Nashville.

Then n 1976, she moved to Baltimore and began to anchor newscasts at WJZ-TV, then moved on to becoming host of the local talk show "People Are Talking."

In 1984, Oprah relocated to Chicago and stepped up to host WLS-TV's morning talk show "A.M. Chicago" -- that show evolved into "The Oprah Winfrey Show" one year later. She set up Harpo in the following year and her talk show went into syndication, rising to become one of the most successful in the history of broadcasting.

"I came from nothing," Winfrey wrote in her 1998 book "Journey to Beloved." "No power. No money. Not even my thoughts were my own. I had no free will. No voice. Now, I have the freedom, power, and will to speak to millions every day -- having come from nowhere."

Nashville WTVF Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey's broadcasting career began at age 17, when she was hired by WVOL radio in Nashville, and two years later signed on with WTVF-TV in Nashville as a reporter/anchor. She attended Tennessee State University, where she majored in Speech Communications and Performing Arts. In 1976, she moved to Baltimore to join WJZ-TV news as a co-anchor...

Nashville WTVF Oprah Winfrey

Posted at December 29, 2009 7:06 AM