Soledad O’Brien is headed to Harvard. The popular TV journalist was named a distinguished visiting fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
The 46-year-old media personality left CNN’s now-defunct morning show “Starting Point” earlier this year after low ratings and major network changes by new president Jeff Zucker.
O’Brien is an alumna of Harvard and will spend the 2013-2014 year delving into topics related to public education in America.
“On Appian Way, in the heart of the Ed School campus, a banner reads, ‘Education Is a Civil Right.’ I believe this passionately and look forward to ensuring that right is a reality by working with the students, faculty, and staff at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the rest of the Harvard University community,” O’Brien said. “This appointment is both honor and opportunity.”
Though O’Brien left her daily hosting gig at CNN earlier this month, she will continue to work with the news network by producing documentaries independently with her own production company.