The Emmy-award winning American Broadcast journalist, TV personality and a philanthropist, Soledad O'Brien, has been in the media industry since long as one of the most sought-after and successful media personalities.
O'Brien has served as a television anchor and correspondent for networks like CNN, HBO, Al Jazeera America in her career. She serves as executive producer and moderator of the National Geographic Bee replacing Alex Trebek who moderated for over 25 years.
O’Brien was the anchor of CNN's morning news program Starting Point when she stepped down from the post to start the Starfish Media Group production company, a 360-media production company and distributor, currently she is the chairman of Starfish.
Critically acclaimed journalist, O’Brien has reported on breaking news from around the globe. In 2011, she won an Emmy for “Crisis in Haiti” in the category of Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story Long Form.
Always motivated for ensuring rights of black Americans, she has been one of the key fighter in the black movement. Although she doesn’t use swords and arrows to slay her enemies, she uses the power of her words and ink to leave no stone unturned to guarantee no corruption of the rights of her black ‘brothers’ and ‘sisters’.
Born to immigrant parents, father, Australian, and mother, Cuban, as their 5th child, Soledad was moved by the hardships her parents had to face and their never flinching hope for a good time. May be that was her inspiration from her early life for her stand against racism.
Soledad was smoking hot in her days of youth and was rumored to be followed by stalkers very often. She might have had several boyfriends in the past but only Bradley Raymond was lucky enough to be able to tie his knot with this captivating woman. She got married to Bradley in 1995. Her husband, Raymond, is co-head of investment banking at Thomas Weisel Partners. Together, the duo have two daughters, 15 year old Sofia and 13 year old Cecilia and 11 year old twin sons Charles and Jackson.
Raymond has supported his darling wife, O’Brien through all her campaigns and is her greatest ally in her stand against injustice to black Americans.
The mother of four, Soledad has maintained her proud and splendid body, maybe it’s because as her job demands her to be presentable and confident all the time.
The 48 year old O’Brien has covered many major news. After she started her career with WBZ-TV, and moved to NBC News in 1991, she gained praise and success wherever she worked. She was rumored to have been fired from NBC, but she says it was she who quit there. From there, she moved to CNN in 2003 and moved on to TV documentaries and sports news cover for HBO.
The mesmeric American beauty is also very active in social networking sites. She has 34.1K tweets and 395 followers in Twitter. However, in Instagram she has only 179 posts and 23.6K followers. Soledad who stands at 5 feet and 5 inches has an average salary of about 20,000 dollars a month while her net worth is $ 3 million.
Soledad was recently named a Distinguished Visiting Fellow by Harvard Graduate School of Education and was appointed to the board of directors for the Foundation for The National Archives in Washington, DC.