Jill Van Lokeren, Executive Producer
Favorite job: Supervising producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show. Every day was different...every story was different. Meeting stars, newsmakers, real people, heroes—doesn't get any better than that.
Favorite Oprah: Where Are They Now? guest: Three-way tie!
1. Fab from Milli Vanilli: Hearing him tell his story of how he got in the band and then faked singing completely changed my opinion of this story! Watch his update on Sunday, August 4, 2013.
2. Danny Bonaduce: He's just a fascinating study in all things fame and child stars.
3. Heidi Fleiss: Raising exotic birds in Vegas? Who saw that coming?
Dream Oprah: Where Are They Now? guest: Kristy McNichol and Steve Perry (former lead singer from Journey)
Dream Oprah: Where Are They Now? dinner party: Shaun Cassidy, Hall and Oates, Bobby Brady
Where was I when the Oprah Show launched in 1986? Graduating high school.
Favorite Oprah Show moment of all time: Too many to list...
Favorite Oprah Show produced: All of the ones I did right after news stories happened. Not happy moments, but they made me feel like I was doing something that matters in a moment of crisis or heartbreak. (9/11, Columbine, Andrea Yates' husband)
Fun fact: I love ping pong.
Where were you 10 years ago? Working at Harpo—having my second kid!
Most surprising thing about you: I am freaked out by Styrofoam, rodents, and when anything scratches (like milk) when moved around the refrigerator.
Most memorable celebrity encounter: Meeting Tom Cruise right after he started dating Katie Holmes. He brought her to the show...nicest people in the world. Then, he jumped on Oprah's couch! Couldn't believe our eyes...
Twitter handle: @jvanlokeren