Broadcasting and Cable is reporting that Oprah Winfrey will end her long-running talk show after her 25th season draws to a close in 2011. She'll make an announcement on the air Friday.
Actually, WABC (the New York ABC owned station) was the first to report the news on its web site, then Harpo Productions, Oprah's company, confirmed it.
Oprah apparently won't say what's next but she is starting her own cable network with Discovery; OWN will replace Discovery Health Network.
Blogger Nikki Finke reported recently that Oprah would move her talk show to OWN.