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.

Soledad O'Brien

Soledad O’Brien

“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.

matter of fact“Matter of Fact” is produced at the Newseum in Washington, DC and will broadcast 48 weeks of original content on 30 stations, across Hearst TV’s 26 markets.

The show is being distributed by Sony Pictures Television is currently sold to networks in 75% of the United States.

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