Soledad O’Brien: Hosting Revamped Political News Series
Just as America heads into the finale months of the 2016 Presidential Election, Hearst Television is re-launching its weekly political half-hour series, “Matter of Fact.”
The show, which made its debut last year, will return for a second season with new host, veteran news journalist Soledad O’Brien.
The former CNN anchor is replacing original host Fernando Espuelas.
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O’Brien, who departed CNN in 2013, joins Hearst after leaving Al Jazeera America, where she served as a contributor until the channel closed down earlier this year.
“It’s been a year of loudness and emotion over the most sensitive of issues, and sometimes the truly crucial conversation is drowned amid the noise of the traditional news cycle. The format of a weekly political magazine show will help us look at the issues with an added context and perspective of the discourse,” said O’Brien in a statement about her new show.
In addition to her work as an anchor, the 49-year-old TV talent has also produced award-winning documentaries like her “Black in America” and “Latino in America” series.
The show is being distributed by Sony Pictures Television is currently sold to networks in 75% of the United States.
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