Farewell, Oprah: 5 Possible Replacements for the Talk Show Queen

With the end of The Oprah Winfrey Show, a new crop of promising African American TV personalities are set to carry the torch


Supermodel-turned-entrepreneur Banks has built a more than $90 million multi-media brand—from having a successful five seasons of Emmy award-winning The Tyra Banks Show; to executive producing the CW/UPN network’s America’s Next Top Model (in its 16th season); to co-producing ABC’s True Beauty; and several other projects under the umbrella of her Bankable Productions company. She recently upgraded her Web presence, adding to her brand with typeF.com, a fashion and beauty platform that offers interactive applications, content and advice from industry experts. More recently, Banks enrolled in Harvard Business School, taking an executive education course geared toward entrepreneurs—a definite boss move that will help propel her into the ranks of successful media maven.

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