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Soledad O'Brien American Broadcast Journalist


Soledad O’Brien is an award-winning journalist, documentarian, news anchor, and producer. At the forefront of the biggest breaking news stories of the past two decades, O’Brien is one of the most sought-after journalists today. In June 2013, she launched Starfish Media Group, a multi-platform 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 narratives. O’Brien was the originator of the highly successful In America documentary series for CNN, which included Black in America and Latino in America. She contributes additional programming to CNN and Al Jazeera America in the form of documentaries and feature stories. She also hosts several specials for the National Geographic Channel. O’Brien was named journalist of the year in 2010 by the National Association of Black Journalists and one of Newsweek’s “10 People Who Make America Great” in 2006. In 2015 O'Brien brought her Black in America tour, focusing on issues facing minorities today, to the Stony Brook campus. She holds an honorary Doctorate of Letters from Stony Brook University. 

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