Soledad O’Brien

Journalist, Author, Philanthropist
Soledad O’Brien

Soledad O’Brien is an award-winning journalist, speaker, author and philanthropist. She is the CEO of Starfish Media Group, a multi-platform media production company dedicated to telling empowering and authentic stories on range of social issues. O’Brien anchors and produces the Hearst Television political magazine program “Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien.” She also reports regularly for HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” and PBS NewsHour. She has appeared as an anchor or contributor on all three major networks, is Philanthropy Editor of Worth Magazine and is a frequent author of op-ed pieces for publications like the New York Daily News and the Huffington Post. O’Brien, who was anchor of two CNN morning news programs and their documentary unit, created the “In America” documentary series. Earlier in her career, O’Brien co-anchored on “Weekend Today”, and contributed segments to the “Today” show and “NBC Nightly News.” She is also the author of two books, her critically acclaimed memoir “The Next Big Story” and “Latino in America.” 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.”