NEW YORK, NEW YORK–According to CBS News executive producer, Jeff Fager, the announcement of Oprah Winfrey’s joining 60 Minutes as a news reporter was made on Tuesday, January 31.

Winfrey has given a statement to press indicating her excitement for joining 60 Minutes, and how she has always wanted to do it since her early days in the media. 

The show, 60 Minutes, has just reached its 49th season on air and is expected to welcome Winfrey on a Sunday, this Fall.