Oprah Winfrey is an award winning actress. She is a media mogul and a philanthropist, whom many people count among the most influential women. In an Elks club speaking contest, she own a full scholarship to Tennessee State University. Oprah was the first African American woman to anchor the news at Nashviille's WTVF.
She was the 3rd woman in American entertainment to own her own production facility. She was propelled to the top of best seller list as book club selections. In 2007 Oprah made her first political endorsement, announcing her support for presidential candidate Barak Obama . She won the best talk show host at Emmy Awards.