Your Voice, Your Story: Soledad O'Brien

Soledad O’Brien is a good example of diversity with her Irish Australian father and Afro Cuban mother who were American immigrants. They met while studying at Johns Hopkins University. O’Brien is the fifth of six siblings, all of whom have degrees from Harvard University.

Starting as a writer and producer for television, she moved up to anchor and co-host a number of news programs on cable networks MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News. In 2003, she became the co-anchor for CNN’s American Morning and later Starting Point.

Throughout her CNN tenure, she has hosted the Black in America and Latino in America programs as well as special reports for CNN and has received many awards for her personal and professional work.

            Watch YOUR VOICE, YOUR STORY: Soledad O'Brien on PBS from WGBH Specials.

In early 2013, Soledad left the CNN news desk to found the Starfish Media Group, an organization currently producing a number of documentaries focusing on larger issues of race and culture in America. She is also co-founder of The O'Brien Raymond Foundation, dedicated to provide education opportunities for outstanding young girls facing the financial obstacles.
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