Without a doubt, Oprah Winfrey is one of the most inspiring businesswomen and philanthropists in the United States today. She is a well-known talk show host around the world, and her brand has become almost unbeatable in the media. Oprah has a magazine called O, the Oprah Magazine and her own TV network called OWN. She also started the Oprah Winfrey Charitable Organization, which helps people in need.
There are several ways to get in touch with her, and the one you choose will depend on why you want to talk to her. Here, we’ll show you some of the best ways to send a message to Oprah through the right channels.
How to Tell Oprah Winfrey Something
There are different ways to get in touch with Oprah, and which one you choose will depend on why you want to talk to her. Be aware that because Oprah is so well-known, it may be hard to send a message directly to her. Most of the mail that gets to her is sent by her teams after someone else has read it. Because she is busy and has a lot to do, a lot of the mail sent to Oprah doesn’t get to her desk during the review process.
If you want to write her a letter or send her fan mail, you might want to go through her talent agency. She is currently working with Ari Emanuel, Rick Rosen, and a team of other agents from WME Entertainment. There are several addresses for the agency in Beverly Hills, so you could try sending copies of your letter there. Write to Oprah Winfrey care of WME Entertainment. When her office gets your note, they will try to get it to her if they can.
How to Send Something to O
If you want to pitch an idea for a story or a submission to Oprah’s O Magazine, you should contact the magazine directly. The magazine is open to all ideas and wants to hear from people who might want to write for it. O Magazine has the email address OprahMagStoryIdeas@hearst.com for questions and story ideas.
If you’d rather send your idea or proposal by mail, you can also send it directly to the magazine’s office in New York at:
57th Street and 300 West
10019 New York, New York
The magazine is also very popular on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Flipboard. You could send a direct message to one of these brand accounts for more help, and a representative could tell you the best way to send in your idea.
How to Send Something to Oprah’s Network
If you have an idea for a show on the OWN Network, how you send it in will depend on whether you are a professional producer or work for a production company. If you are or know someone who is, you can send your idea to the OWN Network through the Producer Panel on the Discovery website. Discovery owns most of the OWN Network right now.
If you are not a professional in the field, try contacting the press or network contacts on the Discovery website’s OWN Network page. Discovery also puts out casting calls for shows on many of the networks it owns on a regular basis. To find one for a show on the OWN Network, most of the time you just have to check back to see if the company is currently casting.
If you want to work for the OWN Network, there is a separate website for that as well. Visit the OWN job board. It has a list of open jobs and internships, as well as instructions on how to apply.
Oprah’s Foundation for Charity
The Oprah Winfrey Foundation helps a wide range of nonprofits and charitable causes. But there are a few things you should know before you ask Oprah for help. The Oprah Winfrey Foundation doesn’t actually give grants to individuals or nonprofits or accept applications from them.
Instead, Oprah chooses the charities she wants to support and gives money to them directly. The charities then use the money to help people in need who are in line with their missions and goals. With this in mind, one likely way to be successful is to find an Oprah-backed charity that fits your needs and then contact it directly.
For example, if you’re interested in the U.S. Dream Academy, which Oprah is known to support, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or send a letter to:
8807 Colesville Road,
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Oprah gives money to a lot of charities on a regular basis. You can learn more about them on the website for her foundation.
One of the easiest ways to contact Oprah Winfrey these days is through one of her social media accounts. Oprah has a number of social media accounts so she can talk to her fans, just like a lot of other famous people. And while many celebrities hire social media managers to run and manage their profiles and content, Oprah sometimes uses her own profiles on different social media platforms.
Try to find her on the following websites and apps:
Fans have been surprised in the past when Oprah posted something nice on social media, so following her is a great way to increase your chances of getting in touch. Just be careful when you share your stories or messages, unless you’re using private messaging, and don’t put too much personal information, like your contact information, in a public post.
How to Contact Oprah
Now that you know how to contact Oprah, you might want to write her a letter that will get her attention. Again, a lot of what you decide to do here will depend on why you want to talk to her. If you’re writing a personal letter or a fan letter, the content will be unique to you, which can make things easier.
To write a personal letter that means something, start with a friendly greeting or a thank you. This will show her that you are writing to her from the heart. Then, just like with a friend, you can tell her your story or message.
If you want to send an article or idea to O Magazine, you can send a pitch that includes the following:
Your hook. This is a short explanation of why the topic you want to write about would be interesting to the readers of the magazine.
What kind of content you’d like to write. Do you want to write an essay, an interview, an opinion piece, or something else?
In short. Tell us in a few sentences what the article will be about, how it will be written, and what kind of information it will have.
Sources. Talk about the sources you plan to use for your content, if you have them.
Writing samples. If you’re a well-known writer, it’s never a bad idea to include your C.V. or a link to your online portfolio when you pitch by email.
How to get in touch with you. Give the magazine a way to get in touch with you if the publisher is interested in what you have to say.
If you have any other kind of question, like if you want to work for one of the charities that Oprah supports or try out for the OWN Network, you’ll probably be given a form to fill out. Follow the instructions as closely as you can, and if you don’t hear back in a few weeks, try to get in touch with your main point of contact.