The Know Zone

Bleu in the studio and Soledad "in the field"
From 1991 to 1993, Soledad O'Brien worked for NBC News in New York, where she produced stories exclusively for Chief Health and Science Correspondent Robert Bazell for NBC Nightly News and Today.

In 1993, she joined NBC's KRON television in San Francisco covering local news. She also was given the chance to co-host the Discovery Channel's The Know Zone (along with a popular SF disc jockey, Don Bleu) for two seasons while she was there.

She received an Emmy award as anchor for The Know Zone in 1995. It was her first national show and she hosted for two seasons on The Discovery Channel.

“It wasn’t strictly a science and technology show for kids, but it kind of had a kid bent to it,” Soledad has said. “We covered science in a conversational tone and tried to find unusual ways to explain things.”

The experience working with science and technology stories probably helped her land her next job at MSNBC hosting The Site.

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