*Oprah Winfrey announced today that she will interview the newly-restored host of NBC’s “Tonight Show,” Jay Leno.

During today’s “Friday’s Live” broadcast of “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” the TV host said she was going to Los Angeles for a “one-on-one” interview with Leno that will air on Thursday (Jan. 28).

Tonight marks the end of Conan O’Brien’s short tenure hosting “The Tonight Show.” He leaves under a $45 million deal that guarantees the comic more than $33 million, with the rest going in severance pay to his staff of over 200 employees, NBC said.

Leno, will return to his previous seat on March 1, following NBC’s Feb. 12-28 broadcast of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

In other Leno news, the Washington Post is reporting that Leno will be the keynote speaker at the next White House Correspondents’ Dinner, which is scheduled to take place on May 1, 2010.