News anchor Soledad O'Brien will deliver a lecture on the media on Tuesday, April 12 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Lerner C555. O'Brien will discuss her career in the media and will follow her talk with a short question-and-answer session.
Based in New York City, O'Brien began anchoring American Morning, the CNN flagship morning program, when she joined the network in July 2003. Since that time, O'Brien has attracted new viewers to the show and secured a number of exclusive interviews.
O'Brien came to CNN from NBC News where she anchored Weekend Today and contributed reports for the Today Show and weekend editions of NBC Nightly News. O'Brien also anchored MSNBC's award-winning technology program The Site.
O'Brien's work has been honored several times, including an Emmy award for her work as a co-host on Discovery Channel's The Know Zone. She also was included in the Crain's Business Reports "40 under 40" and Essence magazine's "40 under 40," both in 2004.
Named to Irish America Magazine "Top 100 Irish Americans" on two occasions, O'Brien is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. She also serves on the board of directors for The Harlem School for the Arts.
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