New: Soledad was preparing to go to Iraq had war broken out.
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Soledad covered the Pope's visit to Cuba. Check out her video diary with daily reports. In addition, Soledad held a live chat from Havana on January 21st, 1998. Click here to read the transcript of the hour long chat.
A Letter From Soledad:
Greetings to my fellow cyber friends and fans!
I just wanted to say hello and thank each and every one of you for tuning in to The Site this past year. Much of what made my experience so great was the interaction I had with you. All-in-all, I had a wonderful time working on the show, becoming an expert on technology, and most importantly, creating our Internet community through our great e-mails, chats, newsroom conversations, and even conventional ol snail-mail.
As you know, our show was canceled in September and while I miss all of my colleagues in San Francisco and regularly covering the technology beat, NBC has me off and running on a variety of new and exciting projects.
I was recently named an NBC News correspondent and MSNBC anchor. Which is to say, that I will be a general news reporter for Nightly News, Dateline, and substitute anchor for both weekend Nightly News and weekend Today. Also, you can catch me every Saturday and Sunday on MSNBCs weekend show, Morning Blend, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET. Morning Blend is a talk/interview show that takes a look at the week that was and the week that will be through topical news, including entertainment, fashion, world news and a little coffee talk to spice things up.
I hope you will tune in to MSNBCs Morning Blend on the weekends and of course to continue sending me your comments and suggestions. You can reach me at my new e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many thanks to you all for your support,
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The Soledad Story: Past
Born at a very early age on September 19,1966 , Soledad grew up planning on becoming a doctor. Fortunately for us, that didn't happen. It must have been some kind of omen that her father would one day be constructing computers made from kits.
After attending Harvard and Radcliffe College, Soledad began her career in radio at KISS-FM in Boston. She then worked for WBZ-TV in that same city.
Then it was on to New York to work for NBC.
In 1993 Soledad joined KRON television in San Francisco. It was here that she cohosted The Know Zone on the DiscoveryChannel. In doing so, she won an Emmy for work.
The Soledad Story: Present
On July 15, 1996 , a day that will live in history, MSNBC was launched. Included in it's daily lineup is 'The Site' hosted by Soledad.
The Site was officially canceled by Ziff-Davis and MSNBC on September 18, 1997.
'The Site' is where most of us got to know her and where we came to appreciate her journalistic talents on a daily basis. Born as a result of this appreciation, The Official Soledad O'Brien Fan Club came into being in November 1996. This page is where news for all Soledad fans around the world will be published.
This fan club is international , free, and open to all. Membership as of 3/1/98 is around 1750 members!
The Soledad Story: Future
Morning Blend, Dateline, Today, Time & Again, and The NBC Evening News. And , as they say , stay tuned!
Soledad's Bio at the MSNBC site
Next online chat with Soledad: To Be Announced
Click on picture for new links to Soledad Sightings!
October 1997 ELLE magazine
Suddenly Soledad Cover
Top 10 Ways Dev Annoys Soledad
Imaging America: Soledad's PBS Program
Listen to an interview with Soledad
Fan Club FAQ
My cable company for carrying MSNBC,
Leo Laporte for creating " The Site",
Mr. and Mrs. O'Brien for the obvious,
Cameron Blanchard, MSNBC,
and as always to Soledad.
E-mail me with suggestions /comments for this page -- Tom Ezdebski