María de la Soledad Teresa O'Brien — or just Soledad if you're in a hurry — is the anchor of CNN's Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien, an award-winning journalist and humanitarian, girlcrush to millions, and holder of the world record in Deadliest Incredulous Mid-Interview BS Detected Face. If that wasn't enough, the Harvard educated mother of four spends her spare time making documentaries like Black in America: The New Promised Land – Silicon Valley and is the author of a memoir called The Next Big Story: My Journey Through the Land of Possibilities. And today, she's taking time out of her busy schedule to answer questions from you. Right here! Right now!
O'Brien's 20-plus year in journalism has taken her around the world. Her awards include an Emmy for her coverage of the Haitian earthquake for Anderson Cooper 360, a George Foster Peabody award for her coverage of the BP oil spill and Hurricane Katrina, the National Association of Black Journalists Journalist of the Year Award, and the Edward R. Murrow UNITY Award. She's also the Co-Founder of Soledad O'Brien & Brad Raymond Foundation, which raises money for education. Now, she's known for sharp, hard-hitting interview questions, and then sitting back and letting her hapless talking point-spouting subjects hang themselves with their own rhetorical ropes.