Wednesday, January 28, 2009

O'Brien Co-Hosts University Benefit

Popular TV news anchors Soledad O'Brien of CNN, Brenda Blackmon of WWOR-TV, and Maurice Dubois of WCBS-TV are scheduled to host the benefit a fund-raising gala of the American Foundation for the University of the West Indies tomorrow night.

Celebrities including Jamaica sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown, award-winning actor Danny Glover, Bermuda Premier Ewart Brown and Queens Borough President Helen Marshall will be honored Thursday at the event, which will be held at the Pierre Hotel in New York City.

The annual benefit helps raise grant money and scholarships for needy students at the University of the West Indies. There will also be a silent auction. The event is being held with support from actor and singer Harry Belafonte.
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