Soledad O’Brien announced she is leaving the CNN morning show “Starting Point” in the spring. According to the Hollywood Reporter on Feb. 22, O’Brien said she will be forming a company called Starfish Media Group.
The new company Starfish Media Group will produce three documentaries for CNN in 2014, according to the network. CNN made the comment that they value O’Brien’s experience and her first-rate storytelling.
Soledad is excited to start the next stage in her career and actually owning her own work. During her hosting of the documentaries for CNN, Soledad will have more time to pursue journalism and more hosting opportunities at other venues.
There have been many changes at CNN since Jeff Zucker took over as president at the network. In the past weeks, CNN contributors James Carville and Mary Matalin have left. There are also new faces at CNN. Jake Tapper, John Berman and Chris Cuomo have joined CNN. Cuomo will be a co-host for “Starting Point” and it is rumored that Erin Burnett will join him.
One thing is for sure, fans will miss Soledad O’Brien on the “Starting Point.” Soledad did say she will not miss getting up early in the morning. Best of wishes in her future career.