Gayle King Tells ‘Fallon’ About Oprah’s Reaction to Her Departure

by | February 1, 2012 at 9:44 PM | General, Interviews

Gayle King, Oprah Winfrey (Photo: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)


Did Oprah and best friend Gayle King had a major falling out over King leaving OWN for CBS?

King visited the set of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and was quick to put those rumors to rest once and for all.

“I heard that Oprah was really mad at you,” Fallon asked as soon as she sat down.

“Her reaction was, ‘Bitch, are you crazy?!’ King joked. “No, she definitely didn’t say that! I almost think that’s what people want. They want her to say, ‘How could you?!? Blah, blah, blah’.”

King went on to say that Oprah felt it would be a great move for her career.

“Of course I talked to Oprah about it. I said I didn’t know (whether or not to take the gig) and she said, ‘It’s such an opportunity that if you can work it out, please, you should go’. She was the first one in line.”

King, of course, then left her role on OWN to join “CBS This Morning” beside Charlie Rose and Erica Hill.

Watch the clip here…