Former CNN Starting Point anchor Soledad O’Brien is returning to TV anchoring this fall with a weekly Sunday show airing on Hearst TV, reports the Washington Post.
This is the newest venture for O’Brien since the closure of Al Jazeera America, where O’Brien served as a special correspondent after departing CNN. Her production company, Starfish Media, will also be producing specials for Hearst, according to the report.
She insists that the new half-hour show, Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien, to be produced at the Newseum, won’t be just the typical formula of dueling talking heads spouting talking points. She wants to go beyond the typical political analysts who are “on bookers’ speed dial,” and instead seek the guests whose perspective aren’t typically sought after.
The show, which premieres September 10, is being distributed across Heart’s local stations.