Winfrey’s Harpo Studios in Chicago to close in December

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CHICAGO– Oprah Winfrey will close Harpo Studios in Chicago, where she filmed “The Oprah Winfrey Show” for more than 20 years, this December, and will transition production for her cable network to a studio in California.

Harpo Studios and the Oprah Winfrey Network made the announcement Tuesday. OWN recently moved into a new studio in West Hollywood, California, and work currently done at Harpo Studios in Chicago will now be done there.

Winfrey sold the Harpo Studios property in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood to a developer last year for about $32 million. She said in a statement Tuesday that Harpo Studios has been a “blessing” in her life and she’s now “looking ahead” to inhabiting her California studio.

The city named the street outside Harpo Studios “Oprah Winfrey Way” in 2011.