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Thursday June 13, 2013

New Career Move for Soledad O’Brien, Heading to HBO Real Sports

New Career Move for Soledad O’Brien, Heading to HBO Real Sports

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Nearly four months after leaving her morning gig at CNN Soledad O’Brien has landed a new gig with HBO Real Sports. 

O’Brien, 46, was the host of CNN’s “Starting Point” that was on the air at 7-9 am (EST).  Prior to that role at CNN she was host of the poorly-rated “American Morning” from 2003-2007.  Since leaving CNN she has started her own production company ‘Starfish Media Group’.

At HBO Real Sports, a monthly magazine show, she will share the anchor desk with Bryant Gumble starting July 12.  HBO has also agreed to give her projects a first look. 

The mother of four is expected to remain with CNN as an independent documentarian.  She will continue her work with the popular CNN Black in America and Latino in America series. In addition she will be a visiting fellow at Harvard University, her alma mater.

In 2010 O’Brien wrote the critically acclaimed memoir “The Next Big Story: My Journey through the Land of Possibilities” chronicling her life as the daughter of Afro-Cuban and Australian immigrants.