How she transitioned from being a star on CNN to starting her own production company
How she managed the struggles and frustrations she faced on her journey
What she learned about “asking stupid questions” and how she overcame her fear of speaking up
Soledad O'Brien is an American Broadcast Journalist and Progressive Executive Producer. Since 2016, O'Brien has been the host for Matter of Fact with Soledad O'Brien, a nationally syndicated weekly talk show produced by Hearst Television. She is chairwoman of Starfish Media Group, a multi-platform liberal media production company and distributor that she founded in 2013. She is also a member of the Peabody Awards board of directors, which is presented by the University of Georgia's Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
O'Brien co-anchored CNN's American Morning from 2003 to 2007 and was the anchor of CNN's morning news program Starting Point from 2012 to 2013. O'Brien became a special correspondent on the Al Jazeera America news program, America Tonight, and is also a correspondent on HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.