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Soledad O'Brien & Husband As Parents! Undivided & 'PowHERful' Family Of Broadcaster

Date: 07 Mar, 2019

Soledad O'Brien & Husband As Parents! Undivided & 'PowHERful' Family Of Broadcaster

Quick Summary

Date of BirthSeptember 19 ,1966
Age52 Years 11 Month(s)
NationalityAmerican
Birth NameMaria de la Soledad Teresa O'Brien
ProfessionBroadcast Journalist
Career 1991-present
Relationship StatusMarried
Husaband/SpouseBradley Raymond (m. 1995)
Divorce/SplitNot Yet
Wedding Date1995
Dating/AffairNo
Salary$3 Million Per Year (Approx.)
Net Worth$8 Million (Estimated)
AwardsPresident's Award (2007), Emmy (2011)
NomineesOutstanding Correspondent or Anchor of National News Program (2002)
Ethnicity/RaceMixed
ReligionChristianity
FatherEdward O’Brien
MotherEstella O’Brien
Sister/sEstela O'Brien, Cecilia O'Brien & Maria O'Brien
Brother/sOrestes O'Brien & Tony O'Brien
CollegeHarvard University
Height/ How Tall?5' 5" (1.65 m)
Feet (Shoe) Size8 (US)
HairLong
Hair ColorBrown
Eye ColorBrown
LesbianNo
Son/sCharles Raymond & Jackson Raymond
Daughter/sSofia Elizabeth Raymond & Cecilia Raymond

American broadcast journalist Soledad O'Brien, aged 51 and her husband have demonstrated themselves as good parents. They have not only provided daughters with quality education and values from a young age, but they also have founded an organization for the cause.

The New York native currently serves as a correspondent Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, a monthly sports newsmagazine on HBO. She also anchors a nationally syndicated weekly political show, Matter of Fact with Soledad O'Brien on Hearst Television.

Savagery Everywhere: Soledad O'Brien answers questions from viewers of the Real Time with Bill Maher alongside Doris Goodwin, Jeff Bridges, Andrew Sullivan, and David Jolly (Published on 5 October 2018)

It was in 2014 when Soledad co-taught on 'Advancing the Public Understanding of Education' at a Harvard University Graduate School of Education class with Professor Joe Blatt.

Soledad O'Brien's Bio: Age, Parents, Siblings, Height

Soledad was born as María de la Soledad Teresa O'Brien on 19 September 1966. Her parents are Edward Ephrem O'Brien, a mechanical engineering professor at SUNY Stony Brook, and Estela O'Brien, a French and English teacher at Smithtown High School West.

Both of her parents were immigrants, as her father was from Australia and her mother was from Cuba. She grew up in Australia along with five siblings, three sisters, and two brothers.

Sweet childhood memory: Soledad with her parents and siblings in Australia in 1967. (Photo: Parade.com)

Her three sisters are Maria, a law professor, Cecilia, a corporate lawyer, and  Estela, an eye surgeon. Similarly, among her two brothers, Tony is a businessman, and Orestes, an anesthesiologist.

Soledad, who stands at a height of 1.65 meters (5 feet 5 inches) graduated with a Bachelor degree in English and American Literature from the Havard University in 2000.

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Her Journalism Career: From NBC To HBO Via CNN

Soledad started her career in journalism from the NBC-affiliated WBZ-TV in 1991. During her time in NBC, she hosted news programmes such as Weekend Today and Today Show.

After NBC, she moved to CNN in 2003 and became co-anchor of the morning news program, American Morning until 2007. She worked as MSNBC correspondent From 1996 to 1997 she anchored MSNBC's  She also took the responsibility to host another show, Starting Point.

While serving as a CNN correspondent, she produced several documentaries such as Latino In America and the episodes of Black in America series.

Soledad has been associated with HBO as a correspondent in its sports newsmagazine show, Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel since 2013.

Moreover, she also has a production and distribution company; Starfish Media Group founded in the same year as she joined HBO. The media company recently signed a deal to produce a series of hour-long documentary specials for the news channel, Al Jazeera America.

Soledad O'Brien Bags Another Award

It was on 31 November 2018 when the nationally recognized organization, Harlem United gave the Community Champion Award to Soledad. The Harlem United was hosting its 30th-anniversary gala at Columbia University's Low Memorial Library and many media stars were present on the event. 

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The event featured a performance by hip-hop fixture Doug E. Fresh as the organization honored former White House AIDS Advocate Douglas Brooks with a Community Impact Award

Soledad was awarded 'in recognition of her outstanding leadership and tireless efforts to empower our youth, and address social justice by bringing to the forefront narratives that affect underserved communities.'

The one to hand the award to Soledad was former Today show anchor and fellow award-winning journalist, Tamron Hall.  

As Megyn Kelly's departure from NBC could be announced any second, people have been wondering, to be exact, hoping that the network would provide the audience with more of Soledad's appearance each morning.

She Has Accumulated Impressive Net Worth From Her Excursions

Soledad, who has been involved in the journalism profession for nearly three decades has accumulated a significant amount of fortune. During her stint to NBC Network, her average salary as an MSNBC correspondent was $109,793.

Similarly, she used to earn a salary in the range from $86,596 to $186,934 during her decade-long stay in the CNN.

Soledad earns the attractive salary of $3 million per year with HBO, which has contributed to her net worth of $8 Million. Moreover, her net worth is increasing concerning the revenue of her production and distribution company, Starfish Media Group.

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Started Foundation With Husband, Bradford Raymond

Soledad currently shares the marital relationship with the banker husband, Bradford Raymond. She got married at the age of 29 in 1995. Bradford currently serves as a co-head of investment banking at Stifel Financial Corporation.

Soledad is one of the lucky women who got the support of her husband every time she needs. She along with her husband started a foundation named PowHERful Foundation in July 2011.

Couple on social service: Soledad and her husband, Bradford speak onstage during the PowHERful Benefit Gala at the New York City in June 2018. (Photo: Zimbio.com)

The main motive of the foundation is to provide young women with a bridge between obstacles and opportunity and to give them the experiences, education, and resources to overcome unexpected barriers to success.

While attending the 2017 Twin Cities PowHERful Summit in late 2017, she opened up about her husband's support in the social work. She stated that Bradford is not only the money behind PowHERful foundation but also a responsible father of their children.

Soledad O'Brien's Perfect Family With Four Children

Soledad shares four children with her husband. She has two daughters, Sofia Elizabeth, born in October 2000 and Cecilia, born in March 2002. Similarly, her family expanded by two after giving birth to twin sons, Charles and Jackson Raymond, born in August 2004.

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Perfect Family: Soledad poses with her husband and children while attending the Women's Foundation event in 2012. (Photo: Pinterest)

Her posts on social sites manifest that she is a perfect mother for her children. In September 2014, she uploaded a picture with her children on Twitter which was recreated picture after ten years.

It shows that Soledad and her husband are perfect parents not only for their children but also for young women, encouraging them on education.