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Soledad O’Brien

CEO, Starfish Media Group

Soledad O'BrienSoledad O’Brien is one of the most recognized names in broadcasting, bringing wider exposure to some of the most important issues and stories in the world through her coverage of breaking news and documentaries. Her critically acclaimed documentary series, “Black in America” and “Latino in America” are among CNN’s most successful domestic and international franchises.

In 2013, O’Brien launched Starfish Media Group, a multiplatform media production and distribution company dedicated to uncovering and producing empowering stories on divisive issues of race, class, wealth, poverty and opportunity. Her projects include her documentary series, “Latino in America 2,” which won the distinguished Cine Award for documentaries. O’Brien is also a special correspondent for Al Jazeera’s flagship show, “America Tonight,” and a correspondent for HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.” She has earned numerous Emmy awards for her reporting on the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, coverage of the 2012 presidential election, and work on “Kids on Race: The Hidden Picture.”