25 Facts About Soledad O'Brien


Soledad O'Brien's is chairwoman of Starfish Media Group, a multiplatform media production company and distributor that she founded in 2013.

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Soledad O'Brien's is a member of the Peabody Awards board of directors, which is presented by the University of Georgia's Henry W Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

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Soledad O'Brien co-anchored CNN's American Morning from 2003 to 2007, and was the anchor of CNN's morning news program Starting Point from 2012 to 2013.

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In 2013, Soledad O'Brien became special correspondent on the Al Jazeera America news program America Tonight, and is a correspondent on HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.

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Soledad O'Brien's mother is from Havana, Cuba, and is of Afro-Cuban descent.

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Soledad O'Brien is the fifth of six children, all graduates of Harvard College.

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Soledad O'Brien's attended Radcliffe College from 1984 to 1988, starting as pre-med and English and American literature, but left to take a job at WBZ-TV.

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Soledad O'Brien went back to school while pregnant with her first child and received her degree from Harvard in English and American Literature in 2000.

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Soledad O'Brien started her career in journalism as a medical reporter on WXKS-FM in Boston because of her background as a pre-med student in college.

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Soledad O'Brien began her career as an associate producer and news writer at WBZ-TV, then the NBC affiliate in Boston.

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Soledad O'Brien's joined NBC News in 1991 and was based in New York as a field producer for the Nightly News and Weekend Today.

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Soledad O'Brien's then worked for three years as a local reporter and bureau chief for San Francisco NBC affiliate KRON.

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From July 1999 to July 2003, Soledad O'Brien was co-anchor of the NBC News program, Weekend Today with David Bloom.

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Soledad O'Brien moved to CNN, where from July 2003 to April 2007, she was co-anchor of the CNN program, American Morning CNN's flagship morning program that aired live from New York City.

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In 2009, Soledad O'Brien completed a documentary titled Latino In America, documenting the lives of Latinos living in America.

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Soledad O'Brien's continued working as a reporter for CNN, mainly hosting "In America" documentaries, and occasionally filled in for Anderson Cooper on Anderson Cooper 360.

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Soledad O'Brien's anchored exit poll coverage during CNN's coverage of the primaries and caucuses in the 2008 United States presidential race, and filled in for Paula Zahn on Paula Zahn Now before Zahn left CNN in 2007.

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Soledad O'Brien anchored a CNN special, Black in America, in July 2007.

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In June 2013, Soledad O'Brien formed the production and distribution company Starfish Media Group.

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From 2013 to 2016, Soledad O'Brien was moderator of National Geographic Bee, replacing Alex Trebek who moderated for 25-plus years.

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In 2016, Soledad O'Brien presented the 'I Am Latino in America' tour, with nationwide stops across the United States.

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In May 2022, Soledad O'Brien partnered with JP Morgan to advise and give a lecture at the company's financial health education, wealth-building, and financial inclusion for Dallas' Black and Hispanic communities.

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Soledad O'Brien took the stage to discuss potential impacts and value of the event and its subsequent activity.

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In 1995, Soledad O'Brien married Bradford "Brad" Raymond, co-head of investment banking at Stifel.

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Soledad O'Brien has been riding horses since she was 13 years old, a hobby which she now enjoys with her family.

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