Soledad O’Brien is the CEO of Starfish Media Group, and also an award winning journalist, documentarian, news anchor and producer. O’Brien was the originator of the highly successful documentary series “Black in America” and “Latino in America”. In June 2013 she launched Starfish, a multi-platform media production and distribution company, dedicated to uncovering and producing empowering stories that take a challenging look at the often divisive issues of race, class, wealth, poverty and opportunity, through personal stories.
It was recently announced that O’Brien has entered into a multifaceted partnership with HBO, the premium cable and satellite television network. O’Brien joins the Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel team as of June 2013, giving her the opportunity to further delve into the compelling storytelling she is known for, except now through the vast prism of sports. In addition to appearing on the award-winning program, the deal with HBO encompasses a first-look opportunity for scripted projects and long-form programming concepts with O’Brien’s Starfish Media Group. The production company will also continue to produce “Black in America” and “Latino in America” and additional programming for CNN. Furthermore, through Starfish Media Group, O’Brien will contribute short-form segments for the upcoming Al Jazeera America news program “America Tonight.” O’Brien will also take over the reigns as Executive Producer and moderator for the National Geographic Bee beginning in 2014.
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