Rumors have been circulating that Soledad O’Brien would be leaving CNN if she wasn’t given a prime time slot but those seem to be just that…rumors. The truth is that O’Brien is partnering with CNN to form a new company, StarFish Media Group, that will produce three documentaries for CNN in 2014.
“We greatly value Soledad’s experience, and her first-rate storytelling will continue to be an asset to CNN,” said Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide, in the release. “Documentaries and long-form story telling are important to our brand and we’re anticipating more of what we’ve come to expect from her – riveting content.”
O’Brien confirmed she feels it is a definite forward move in her career and not only will she be doing what she loves to do, which is hard-hitting journalism, she will also own her work.
O’Brien will stay with CNN’s morning program “Starting Point” until the spring.
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