Soledad O’Brien

Soledad O’Brien, award-winning journalist, entrepreneur and political show host, will be the featured guest speaker during the University Housing Services Latino Cultural Dinner at 5 p.m. Monday.

As an award-winning journalist, entrepreneur and host of her own political show, Soledad O’Brien will be the featured guest speaker during the University Housing Services Latino Cultural Dinner. 

The event will start at 5 p.m. Nov. 4, starting in the Brown Ballroom. Tickets are on sale for $20 or university meal card holders may make a reservation in exchange for one meal. 

O'Brien has encountered a multitude of different positions in her career. 

Some of the different endeavors O’Brien has tackled include creating her documentary series “Black in America” and “Latino in America. 

She is also a contributing editor and has reported news pieces for the PBS NewsHour and even reported on Hurricane Katrina for CNN. 

With her abundance of experience in media, O’Brien will speak with students, faculty and the Illinois State University community about her career. 

Using her wide range of experience within her life and career, O’Brien aims to touch on the topic of thinking about a newer perspective on diverse and contemporary issues that could lead to a change within society. 

Her presentation could raise questions on a topic that may bring about a serious conversation about the people’s roles within the community and within the businesses in the media industry.  

RAFAEL MENCHACA is a News Reporter for The Vidette. He can be contacted at rmencha@ilstu.edu Follow him on Twitter at @kuma_topics_

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