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Soledad O'Brien            

Award Winning Journalist, Documentarian, News Anchor, Producer, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist

Through the power of storytelling, Soledad O’Brien brings a fresh perspective on diverse and contemporary issues to foster change in your own community or organization.

As the host and executive producer of the new 13 episode true crime series “Mysteries & Scandals” on OXYGEN, and host of "Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien" a weekly political magazine show syndicated across the country on hundreds of TV stations, Soledad has established herself as one of the most recognized names in broadcasting by telling the stories behind the most important issues, people and events of the day.

A champion of diversity, she gives voice to the underserved and disenfranchised through her Emmy-winning reporting and acclaimed documentary series, “Black in America” and “Latino in America.” While also the contributing editor, reporting in-depth news magazine pieces for "PBS NewsHour" and correspondent for "HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel." A prominent philanthropist, Soledad is the founder of PowHERful, a foundation that mentors and funds college tuition and expenses for young women.

With eloquence and a measured ability to make often-divisive issues such as race relations, social inequality and mass incarceration accessible to all, she moves audiences to delve deeper into the headlines that shape our lives, outlooks and daily interactions.

On stage, Soledad draws from her life and career to stimulate thoughtful conversation on the roles we each play within our communities and organizations, leaving audiences with memorable takeaways on the power of individuals and companies to make meaningful and lasting change.

Speech Topics


Diversity: On TV, Behind The Scenes And In Our Lives

In an ever-changing society in which more and more emphasis is placed on the diversity among America's people, it is important to recognize and discuss the changing face of the US. Whether the topic is diversity in the media, educational opportunities for minorities, women in our workplace or mentoring, diversity speaker Soledad O'Brien examines the issues as a true world citizen.

From CNN's "In America" Unit

Soledad O'Brien gives an insider's look at what it takes to report for CNN's "In America" unit. Using her experiences, O'Brien shows all the strategies, hard work, and attention to detail that is needed to report on those untold, in-depth stories that reflect what America is today. O'Brien reports stories about the complex fabric of who we are in this country and brings to you the people, events and issues that are often ignored by mainstream media.

An Evening With Soledad O'Brien: Her Life Stories

Good luck and hard work can take you a long way, and in the case of celebrity speaker and CNN special correspondent Soledad O'Brien, good fortune was only a part of the winning combination that has led to her tremendous success. Driven by a desire to be the best at her profession, O'Brien has excelled by pushing her own limits. Touching on her secrets to a successful career, O'Brien emphasizes her belief in a strong work ethic and a never-give-up attitude.

Mentoring: The Benefits And Challenges

Believing strongly in education as a means to achieve, Soledad O'Brien is a powerful advocate of mentoring as a way to keep young people motivated and hopeful. A product of mentoring herself, she discusses how mentoring allowed her to find her way in the world and learn the values of determination and hard work as a means to a greater end.

News


Soledad O'Brien joining HBO's 'Real Sports'

She'll team up with fellow 'Today' show alum Bryant Gumbel.

Soledad O'Brien joins HBO's 'Real Sports' after exiting CNN - NY ...

Soledad O'Brien, who was abruptly swept out of CNN earlier this year, has resurfaced at HBO. The network announced Wednesday she will contribute to Bryant ...

Soledad O'Brien to appear on Al Jazeera America - NY Daily News

Meet the new desert fox. Former CNN star Soledad O'Brien has joined Al Jazeera America. She'll contribute segments as a special correspondent for the ...

Soledad O'Brien And Amy Carlson To MC Hearts Of Gold Gala
Soledad O'Brien Announces 6th Annual Starfish Foundation Gala

Soledad O'Brien and Brad Raymond today announce the sixth annual ‘New Orleans to New York’ Gala to help raise funds for the Starfish Foundation, which exists to provide young women in underserved communities the resources necessary to succeed...

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