Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 6/12/13
Broadcast journalist Soledad OBrien, will join the team of HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, it was announced today by Ken Hershman, president, HBO Sports. “Soledad is a perfect fit,” said Hershman. “She’s an extraordinary interviewer and storyteller, and we’re thrilled to be able to add her to a franchise where the emphasis is on finding and presenting thought-provoking stories in the diverse and ever-fascinating world of sports.” In addition to joining RS, Soledad Obrien and her production company, Starfish Media Group, will have an overall relationship with HBO granting the network first look at scripted projects and long-form programming concepts that she and her team develop. O’Brien has reported on breaking news from around the globe, making her one of the most recognizable names in journalism. O’Brien has been integral in developing and hosting the award-winning “Black in America” franchise, one of CNN’s most successful international franchises. In 2010, she wrote the criti
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