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Soledad O'Brien


Soledad O'Brien


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Soledad O’Brien shows no signs of slowing down despite her decades breaking down barriers in the broadcast journalism and documentary world. The bi-racial afro-cuban journalist got her  start at NBC News in the early 90s before going on to anchor shows at NBC and CNN. O’Brien also produced powerful documentary takes on race in America in her two CNN documentaries Black in America and Latino in America. But, O’Brien wasn’t complete just working for other networks. In 2013, she started her own production company Starfish Media Group and partnered with HBO and others to make a stable of incredible documentaries. Her most recent documentary with Peacock, The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, takes viewers into the real story of activist Rosa Parks. Spoiler: she wasn’t just a woman who was too tired to give up her seat on the bus. For all of her contributions in the media, we’re incredibly excited to place Soledad O’Brien on our Root 100 list. 

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