As Soledad O’Brien’s production company celebrates its first anniversary, the former CNN anchor is working on several documentaries that will air on cable news, including three for her former network.
At an event celebrating the the Starfish Media Group milestone, O’Brien told a group of reporters that she finds her current projects — documentaries for CNN and Al Jazeera America, as well as a correspondent role for HBO’s “Real Sports” — “really fascinating.”
For CNN, Starfish is producing specials on veterans struggling with PTSD, New York City’s controversial “stop and frisk” program and the Washington Corrections Center for Women, which allows incarcerated women to keep their children in prison until they are three. For Al Jazeera, O’Brien’s group is producing two documentaries — a look at a new model of “therapeutic justice” for teenagers in prison and a special on heroin use in America.
The long-form docs the production group is working on will all premiere this year.