— Oprah Winfrey will end her show after its 25th season wraps in 2011, according to publicists for her production company, Harpo.
This confirmation comes after speculation that Winfrey could be moving the popular syndicated talk show, which currently films in Chicago, to her new cable network, OWN, which is based in Los Angeles.
According to an employee, Winfrey told her staff about the plans during a meeting Thursday morning.
Winfrey also reportedly said that severance packages will be given to all employees with three or more years of experience if they aren't placed elsewhere in positions within Harpo.
Winfrey is expected to discuss the ending of her show in more detail during tomorrow’s show, which will taped live in Chicago.