@davidbegnaud It was my wildest dream come true. I took a deep breath and just tried to receive her love. I was the young gay boy growing up in the south who didn’t know if I could be a national news correspondent because I was gay. I remember the first episode of the Oprah Winfrey show that I watched. It was the season called: live your best life. By the end of the first episode I had cried, clapped, run around my apartment and yelled at the TV. I was 18 years old. The show is where I found myself, my happy place, my joy. All my life, I’ve dreamed of the day I would meet Oprah. I had set the expectation of what that experience would be like so high that I figured she would never meet it. People have suggested that I ask Gayle to connect us. I never wanted Gayle, who I adore, to think I was using her to get to Oprah. In fact, when I was assigned the story where I met Oprah, I didn’t want to do it. All I could think was the one person in the world I want to meet is going to be too busy to talk to me and she’ll probably just wave and walk on and I’ll be devastated. I know it sounds selfish but when we’re talking about your hero you want the moment to be magical. My gosh, magical it was. What that taught me was, sometimes when we overthink things the universe has a way of telling us we’re right where we need to be. It turned out to be an epic opportunity. It turned out to be my wildest dream come true. My hope for all of you is that you get to meet your Oprah and that your Oprah embraces you the way mine did.
@cbsthismorning @davidbegnaud 😭😭😭
The shrill scream you just heard on the upper west side was me after weigh in! Daaaamn this is BAD swipe left for the problem why can’t i stop? .. hiding all spoons .. but it’s SO good!!
Still on a @michelleobama high after the final week-end of her monstrous #iambecoming book tour! Atlanta Saturday nite she was on FIRE & so we’re the FIFTEEN THOUSAND people who showed up dressed to the nines to see her.. energy off the charts for wh
@oprahmagazine A royal selfie!
Happy Mother’s Day! & HAPPY BIRTHDAY to favorite daughter @kirbybump ! My mom no longer with us but she cheers us from heaven .. swipe left for kirby an hour after birth & her cake today @ritzcarlton ATLANTA!
@ariannagab Happy birthday @kirbybump and happy Mother’s Day to you!!