Oprah Winfrey, American media personality, producer and talk show host, announced Tuesday that her Harpo Studios in Chicago will be shut down by the end of 2015.
Winfrey is moving its production work to Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) headquarters in Los Angeles. OWN was founded by the former 'queen of daytime' in 2011 in LA, and Winfrey's executives have spent the past four years traveling to Chicago and Hollywood. Now, she wants all her operations under one roof.
Winfrey, 61, said, “I’ve spent more hours in this building than I have any other building on Earth. We were here when there was nothing but hoes and rats on the street, and now it’s one of the hottest neighborhoods in Chicago”.