A rep for Harpo Entertainment has confirmed to that Oprah Winfrey will be interviewing Jay Leno in Los Angeles in a one-on-one chat to air next Thursday on her show. Winfrey will make the announcement during this afternoon’s episode.

The interview comes in the middle of the on-going — and increasingly ugly — battle between Conan O’Brien (who exits as host of The Tonight Show today), and returning Tonight Show host Leno, and NBC.