Access Exclusive: 'Oprah' Going To Washington For Inauguration

Barack Obama with wife Michelle and Oprah Winfrey on the campaign trail Barack Obama with wife Michelle and Oprah Winfrey on the campaign trail

Ms. Winfrey is going to Washington.

The media mogul (and staunch Barack Obama supporter) will be hosting “The Oprah Winfrey Show” from Washington, D.C. during the week of the presidential inauguration, she revealed to Access Hollywood exclusively at an Essence Magazine event in New York on Tuesday night.

“I’m going to break that right here; that’s where I’m going to be,” Oprah told Access. “See you there . . . that’s the place to be.”

She also confirmed to Access that she has rented out the Opera House at the Kennedy Center to film the show.

Oprah has been one of the president-elect’s foremost backers, campaigning for him in the early days of his campaign and famously crying on a stranger’s shoulder at his acceptance speech in Chicago on Election Night.

“There are not even words to talk about what this night means,” Oprah told Access’ Maria Menounos that evening. “Everybody keeps using the word historic — there’s never been a night like this on the planet earth… Nothing can compare to this.”

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