Tyra? Ellen? Kate? PEOPLE asks you to pick the next queen of talk

By People Staff
Updated November 20, 2009 01:55 PM
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She may not have been the first, but without a doubt Oprah Winfrey is the most influential talk-show host in TV history. Even her announcement that she’s bringing her 25-year tenure to a close is causing talk – and lots of it.

Yet as tough an act as she will be to follow, the show must go on, which begs the question: Okay, now who?

If the decision were up to you, from this pool of potential new hosts – ranging from neophytes to those who are shopping around shows to those who already have established their places chatting before live audiences – who might best fill Oprah’s shoes?