Soledad O’Brien to Host Sunday Political Show for Hearst

By Mark Joyella 

Former CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien will launch a syndicated Sunday political show, Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien, next month. The show will be produced in Washington at the Newseum, and air on Hearst-owned stations.

O’Brien tells The Washington Post the show will attempt to bring new voices into the Sunday show format. “I’m guessing that a 20-year-old in Baltimore has a lot to say about education in America that’s probably more relevant than … the owner of a charter-school conglomerate,” O’Brien said.

O’Brien served as a correspondent for Al Jazeera America, and since the network’s shutdown has also filled in on CBS This Morning, and reported for HBO, PBS and CNN. The new show debuts Sept. 10.