Soledad O'Brien

Active - 2008 - 2016  |   Born - Sep 19, 1966 in St. James, New York, United States  |  

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  • Has African, Cuban, Irish, Scottish, and Australian heritage.
  • Left Harvard University during her senior year in 1988; returned to finish her degree in 2000.
  • Began broadcast career as a producer and writer for WBZ-TV in Boston.
  • Was part of the team that worked on the CNN coverage of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, which won the network a Peabody Award.
  • Was awarded the NAACP President's Award in 2007.
  • Her first book, Latino in America, was published in October of 2009.
  • Founded Starfish Media Group, a production company aimed at telling powerful real life stories, in February 2013.