Monday, October 14th at 7:30 p.m.
Soledad O'Brien is an award winning
journalist, documentarian, news anchor and producer. O’Brien was the originator
of Black in America and Latino in America. In June 2013 she
launched Starfish Media Group, a multiplatform media production and
distribution company, dedicated to uncovering and producing empowering stories
that take a challenging look at the often divisive issues of race, class,
wealth, poverty and opportunity, through personal stories. Starfish Media Group
continues to produce Black in America
and Latino in America and other
programming for CNN. Also, in June 2013, O’Brien joined Al Jazeera America and
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel as a correspondent.
O'Brien has reported on breaking news from
around the globe. In 2011 she won an Emmy for "Crisis in Haiti
Report" on Haitian orphanages, following the massive earthquake. Her
coverage of Hurricane Katrina earned her and CNN a George Foster Peabody award.
She also received another Peabody award for her coverage of the BP Gulf coast
Oil Spill. Her reporting on the Southeast Asia tsunami garnered CNN an Alfred I
O'Brien's critically acclaimed documentary
series, Black in America and its
follow-up Latino in America are among
CNN's most successful domestic and international franchises. In 2013 Latino in America 2, the story of a
Latina boxer who dreams of Olympic glory, won the celebrated Cine Award for documentaries.
Her documentary Gay in America: Gary and
Tony Have a Baby, and Unwelcome, the
Muslims Next Door also won numerous journalism awards. O'Brien was named
journalist of the year by the National Association of Black Journalists and one
of Newsweek magazine’s "10 People Who Make America Great." In 2013,
O'Brien joined Harvard University as a Distinguished Fellow and was appointed
to the Board of Directors of the foundation for The National Archives.
O’Brien is also the Moderator and Executive
Producer of the National Geographic Bee. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina,
O'Brien and her husband Brad created a foundation to help disadvantaged young
women get to and through college. In 2013 they will award scholarships to 25
deserving young women. O'Brien lives in Manhattan with her husband and four
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