Marketing Infographic: Tracking Oprah’s career—from cub reporter to queen of talk This was the week Oprah bade farewell to the airwaves, ending a 20-year run on national television. How did she get there? This graphic will tell you. By Michael SebastianMay 27, 2011 SHARE You know, Oprah wasn’t always queen of the airwaves. At one point, she was a cub reporter making a name for herself in Chicago. To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.