Soledad O'Brien Visit

Hunter B. Andrews Distinguished Fellow in American Politics

Named this year’s Hunter B. Andrews Distinguished Fellow in American Politics, Soledad O’Brien visited William & Mary on November 14, 2017. Award-winning journalist, documentarian, news anchor, producer and the new host of Sunday morning syndicated political show, Matter of Fact, O’Brien began her visit by engaging with a select group of undergraduates in an informal Q&A. Later that evening she gave a lecture titled “Diversity: On TV, Behind the Scenes, and in our Lives.” O’Brien was the originator of Black in America and Latino in America, and in June 2013, she launched Starfish Media Group, a multiplatform media production and distribution company, dedicated to uncovering and producing empowering stories that take a challenging look at the often divisive issues of race, class, wealth, poverty and opportunity, through personal stories. Her advice to William & Mary students:  “…never, ever hand over the telling of your story to someone else….”

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