Winfrey has stunned her co-workers by paying one diligent staff member a
$65,000 overtime bonus.
The generous TV titan paid Harpo Inc. employee Carla Bird for 800 hours
of overtime, carried out from January to April (07) - according to the New
York Post's gossip column Page Six.
Oprah's communications boss Lisa Halliday says, "Many of our
employees contribute significant hours of overtime during our production
season. This is quite common within the television industry.
"From January to April 2007, this employee legitimately
accumulated approximately 800 hours of overtime."