Oprah Winfrey is to be inducted into the Illinois Broadcasters Association's Hall of Fame in May.
The group announced the honor for Winfrey on Monday. She will be inducted at a luncheon on May 3. Winfrey's talk show, "The Oprah Winfrey Show," will go off the air this year after 25 years. Winfrey started the show in Chicago during the 1980s.
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Association president and CEO Dennis Lyle called Winfrey "the epitome of broadcasting excellence."
Winfrey joins a list of Illinois broadcasting luminaries that includes movie reviewers Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel, late Cubs announce Harry Caray and comedian Jack Benny.