Soledad O'Brien: "Diversity: on TV, behind the scenes and in our lives"Mar 25, 2011
Soledad O'Brien, anchor and special correspondent for CNN's special
investigations unit, will present "Diversity: On TV, Behind the Scenes,
and In Our Lives" at 8 p.m. Monday, April 4, in Hall Auditorium, part of
the Miami University 2010-2011 Lecture Series.
Since joining CNN in 2003 O’Brien has reported breaking news from around the globe and has produced award winning and critically acclaimed documentaries.
O’Brien’s recent documentaries include “Rescued,” a look at Haiti’s
children before, during and after the 2010 earthquake; “Gary and Tony
Have a Baby,” and “Almighty Debt” a “Black in America” special that
explores the role of the black church in helpingAfrican Americans
survive the recent financial crisis. She also reported for “Latino in
America” and for “Black in America 2.” She has continued covering
post-hurricane New Orleans.
She joined CNN as the co-anchor of the network’s flagship morning program, “American Morning.” She had previously anchored NBC News’ “Weekend Today.”
O’Brien was named Journalist of the Year in 2010 by the National Association of Black Journalists and she received the 2010 Edward R. Murrow RTDNA/UNITY award for “Latino in America.” Among many other awards, she received the NAACP President’s Award in 2007 for her humanitarian efforts and journalistic excellence.
She is author of a memoir, The Next Big Story: My Journey through the Land of Possibilities (2010).
The lecture is free, but tickets are required due to limited seating. Tickets will be available to the Miami community starting Wednesday, March 30, at the box office in Shriver Center during normal hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Any remaining tickets will be available to the general public starting Friday, April 1. For more information go to www.muohio.edu/lecture.