Food, Health and Happiness: 115 On-Point Recipes for Great Meals and a Better Life, is the title of Oprah Winfrey’s new cook book which is due January 3. It is full of healthy meals in which Winfrey has discovered during her weight loss journey with Weight Watchers. “As long as I can remember, I’ve been the kind of person who wants to share the things that make life better,” she told PEOPLE in a statement. Oprah wants everyone to benefit from these meals and create healthy lifestyles for themselves. This relates to the media because it is a book.
Published by: PEOPLE by: Ana Calderone
Date: October 27, 2016
On Tuesday October 25, 2016, Oprah Winfrey was on stage talking with Hearst employees about how she became ‘Oprah’. She illustrated how she had a dream for herself and when things were not going the way she dreamed of, she took a step back and let God’s plan take action. Here she is today at 62 years old, worth 2.9 billion dollars. Winfrey then addressed her passion for storytelling, in which she explains why she decided to work with Hearst and start her magazine company in 2000. Surprisingly, Oprah did not want to start up a magazine until Hearst’s former editorial director, Ellen Levine, approached her and explained that she can tell her stories through the written word.
Published by: The Los Angeles Times by Alexandra Steigrad
Date: October 26, 2016
Everyone is insecure sometimes, even millionaires. Oprah Winfrey had her doubts about her own network, OWN, in 2011 when it was not an instant hit. Luckily, she had her close friend Tyler Perry to talk to and pray with, which what is got her through this rough patch. Perry also flew to California from Georgia to see her face to face, and to make sure she was okay. This shows that even the most successful people in the world have their own self-doubt and insecurities sometimes.
Published by: cbs8.com by Raphael Chestang
Date: October 25, 2016
With 3.04 million viewers, ‘Greenleaf’ was OWN’s most-watched debut to date with ‘Queen Sugar’ being the second biggest hit. OWN is now the number one network for African- American women and in the top ten for all women. Not to mention, The Oprah Winfrey Show being the highest-rated talk show in U.S history. Although that talk show has ended, Oprah continues to stay busy by filming movies, such as ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,’ and by reopening her book club, ‘Oprah’s Book Club.’ Winfrey also plans on publishing her own cookbook in January of 2017. Additionally, she has purchased 10% stake in the diet company Weight Watchers, agreeing to serve as their spokesperson.
Published from: www.forbes.com by: Clare O’Connor
Date: October 5, 2016
Own It: Oprah Winfrey in Her Own Words is a small volume of a series called In Their Own Words, written about the world’s most influential entrepreneurs. This book includes Oprah’s thoughts, pieces of advice, etc about how she expanded her platform of broadcasting, television, writing, interviews, and public speeches. The authors recognize Winfrey has the, “Queen of all Media,” as they illustrate her multi-million dollar media conglomerate. This volume also shines light on the fact that Oprah, as of June 2016, who is founder and CEO of Harpo Inc., based out of Chicago, holds the 28th spot on the BE 100s Industrial/Service Companies list, with $121 million in revenue for 2015. Not to mention, Oprah’s net worth is reportedly at $3.1 billion, making her California’s richest, self-made woman.
Date published: October 7, 2016
Published by: Black Enterprise Magazine