Sunday, October 12, 2008

O'Brien To Speak At Vanderbilt


"We are people who are interesting and diverse in so many different ways. It can only improve the opportunities of stories that you can tell," said journalist Soledad O'Brien.

O'Brien will participate as the keynote speaker of this year's North Star Leadership Series on Oct. 14 at Vanderbilt University. She will talk about the importance and relevance of diversity in her life and career.

"2008 is certainly the right time to be expressing diversity in this country on a lot of levels. I will talk about diversity and how it's played a role in my life. We have people who are interesting and diverse in so many different ways. It can only improve the opportunities of stories that you can tell."

O'Brien is an award-winning and critically acclaimed anchor and special correspondent for CNN: Special Investigations. Her recent project was an examination of the state of blacks in America 40 years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. O'Brien has also served as a special correspondent for the 2008 presidential election reviewing and analyzing exit poll data.
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