Soledad O’Brien Joining HBO’s ‘Real Sports’

Broadcast journalist Soledad O'Brien attends Chaka Khan's Birthday Party on March 26, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Broadcast journalist Soledad O’Brien attends Chaka Khan’s Birthday Party on March 26, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — Soledad O’Brien is joining her former “Today” show colleague Bryant Gumbel at HBO’s “Real Sports.” HBO said Wednesday that O’Brien will be a reporter on the monthly magazine show. Her first story, due later this month, is about war veterans who use martial arts to help them cope with post-traumatic stress disorder.

O’Brien most recently was a morning show host on CNN, but the news network has given the program an overhaul that will debut next week. HBO also agreed to a deal with O’Brien’s production company, Starfish Media Group. O’Brien played college rugby, but her experience covering sports is limited.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press

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2 thoughts on “Soledad O’Brien Joining HBO’s ‘Real Sports’”

  1. Yay! Sista girl has found a new home for a minute..And so what she doesn’t have much sports coverage or sports experience? She won’t be the first in the field; or ANY field with little to NO experience and yet pulling in major bucks. Soledad is a consummate professional and she’ll master this just as she does anything she touches…I still see something FAR bigger in her future though. Far bigger projects are in need of her to lead…

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