Celebrity speaker Soldedad O’Brien is one of the most trusted names in broadcasting and journalism. Soledad has become a known catalyst for social change across cultural, political and industrial sectors. Throughout her career she has worked with some of the world’s largest broadcast syndications in a variety of prominent roles. O’Brien comes from a heralded background. She graduated from Harvard University with degrees in production and journalism.
Celebrity Speaker Soledad began her national broadcasting and reporting career with NBC News. In 1996 she began anchoring on MSNBC for their morning show and award winning technology program; The Site. In the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, Soledad began anchoring for Weekend Today and reporting for the Today Show. This provided her with a national audience on non-cable broadcasts. Following her success at NBC, Soledad switched networks and began her career with CNN. Initially she was a co-anchor on CNN’s daily morning program American Morning. She ceased her role on American Morning in 2007 and focused primarily on correspondence and reporting for the network. She returned to the studio in 2011 to host the new CNN morning show Starting Point. Her stay at the position lasted two years before Soledad announced that she was leaving CNN as an anchor. In a new twist to her career O’Brien accepted a position with HBO in June 2013 to co-host Real Sports alongside Brian Gumbel. This was a different opportunity for Soledad, who to this point had focused on new programs.
Soledad O’Brien is also the chairman for Starfish Media Group which is a 360-media production company. In addition to her work in journalism, O’Brien is an accomplished speaker. She has delivered keynote and commencement speeches at a number of universities and events including Cornell University, Binghamton University, and Spelman College. Her charity work is also extremely well documented including the Soledad O’Brien and Brad Raymond Foundation, which helps underprivileged youths.