Soledad O’Brien

Anchor of CNN Morning Show “Starting Point” with Soledad O’Brien, Special Correspondent , CNN/U.S.

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Soledad O’Brien is the anchor for CNN morning show “Starting Point” with Soledad O’Brien and special correspondent for CNN/U.S. Since joining the network in 2003, O’Brien has reported breaking news from around the globe and has produced award-winning, record-breaking and critically acclaimed documentaries on the most important stories facing the world today.

In 2010, she wrote a critically-acclaimed memoir The Next Big Story: My Journey Through the Land of Possibilities, which chronicles her biggest reporting moments and how her upbringing and background have influenced these experiences.

O’Brien’s most recent documentaries include Black in America: The New Promised Land – Silicon Valley, a profile of an accelerator program developed to diversify the technology industry by helping African-American digital entrepreneurs secure funding for their ventures; Latino in America 2: In Her Corner, the story of female flyweight fighter and U.S. Olympic hopeful Marlen Esparza; Beyond Bravery: The Women of 9/11, an investigation into the lives of female rescue workers who were the first to respond to the World Trade Center terrorist attacks; Don’t Fail Me: Education in America, a look at the crisis in public education where American kids are not learning the skills necessary to compete; and more.

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