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Soledad O’Brien is an American multitalented television personality. The word “multitalented” comes from the fact that the American television personality is not just a television personality but also a philanthropist and a broadcast journalist. The chairman of Starfish Media Group, O’Brien has served as a television anchor for two heavyweight channels CNN and HBO.
Despite her popularity her early life remains in shadows
American by nationality, Soledad was born as Maria de la Soledad Teresa O’Brien to parents Edward Ephram O’Brien and Estela Lucrecia on September 19th, 1966 in St. James, New York, United States.
Her father was an Australian national and her mother was of Afro-Cuban decent. Both her parents were immigrants and they married in 1958 in Washington DC. Soledad graduated from Smithtown High school East in 1984.
The romance in her personal life keeps her going in her profession
The glittering career of Soledad has been well matched by her blissful personal life. Soledad is married to Bradley Raymond, co-head of investing banking, since 1995.
Two decades into their marital life, the duo seems to be living a perfect life with their family. Blessed with four children - two daughters, Cecilia and Sofia Elizabeth, and two sons Charles and Jackson, O'Brien and her husband have successfully kept their marriage away from the chances of divorce.
Soledad has worked alongside some of the big names in the TV
O’Brien’s illustrious career began by working as an associate producer and a writer at WZB-TV, an affiliate of NBC. In 1991, she joined another NBC affiliate program Today and Nightly News, as a field producer. After Today and Nightly, KRON marked her final association with NBC where she worked as a reporter for "The Know Zone”.
After she broke her association with NBC, she went on to work for another heavyweight television branch Discovery. She anchored the 1999 program titled The Site, which was recognized as the best technology program. Her career took a different dimension at Discovery, and after that, she went to work for CNN.
She spent almost a decade at CNN where she hosted programs like American Morning, American Documentaries and Anderson Cooper 360. A lucrative offer from Starfish Media made her leave CNN in 2013.
Her admirable works has been recognised by numerous awards
Soledad has been honored with numerous awards. In 2008, she was honored with Freedom Voice Awards for raising her voice that helped bring changes in the society. Besides that, she has been honored with Morehouse School of Medicine, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Goodermote Humanitarian Award(2008), NAACP President Award (2007) and an Emmy.
The charming personality of Soledad has added to her popularity
Soledad has successfully established herself as one of the best in the field and in the process she has also accumulated an estimated net worth of $5 million. Her salary still remains in the shadows, though.
Apart from her works, she is also renowned for her beauty. Her hot long legs add to her beauty provided by the height of 5 feet and 6 inches. Now in her 50’s the television personality still looks charming as ever.