The busy former Weekend Today co-anchor produces and anchors Hearst Television’s weekend political show Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien and is a correspondent on HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. She also hosted and produced this year’s O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession and Who Shot Biggie and Tupac? for Fox along with Oxygen’s Mysteries and Scandals.
O’Brien is President and CEO of Starfish Media Group, a multiplatform media production company dedicated to telling empowering and authentic stories on a range of social issues. Starfish Media produces short and feature-length documentaries and journalistic reports, including several projects with HBO, Hearst and Oxygen, among many others.
Her résumé also include working as an anchor, contributor and/or contributor for all of the Big 4 networks, along with PBS News Hour and CNN. She anchored morning news shows for the latter and produced documentaries including the Black in America and “Latino in America” series. She has three News and Documentary Emmys to her credit and Peabody Awards for covering Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill. She also has authored a pair of books and serves on the board of directors of the Foundation for the National Archives as well as the board of trustees for the Rand Corporation.
O’Brien continues to be managed by the Ortner Group and repped by Del Shaw Moonves LLP.