London: Oprah Winfrey, one of the most celebrated TV hosts has been immortalised with a street name in Chicago, where her talk show, 'Oprah Winfrey Show’ is based.

The street is in 100th block of North Carpenter Avenue in the city which has been renamed as ‘Oprah Winfrey Way’ after the name of the talk show queen.

“It is really just a full-circle miracle story that a little coloured girl born in Kosciusko, Mississippi, on a red dirt road ends up with my name on a street in the greatest city in the world, Chicago. So, thank you! That's better than an Oscar or an Emmy” a website quoted her as saying.

Mayor Richard Daley who was with Winfrey to unveil the road sign, described her as a 'great presence' in the city.

“There isn't enough time or adequate words that can describe what your 25-year journey has meant to Chicago. Your presence in Chicago has been a gift over two decades. The 'Oprah Winfrey Show' has drawn worldwide attention to our city and an instinctive energy from it” said Daley.

(Agency)