Chicago has been home to Oprah Winfrey’s production team for quite some time now, but it looks like no longer! Oprah is reportedly laying off 200 employees (!) and closing the Chicago division of her production company. She wants to move everything over to Los Angeles.
An insider at Harpo tells NAUGHTY GOSSIP, “One day we came in and there was an email waiting for us to let us know that Harpo Studios in Chicago will be closing . We would need to search for other work.”
All OWN shows will stop filming in Chicago this week, and the laid off employees will have until the end of the year to find new jobs. OUCH, OPRAH.