O’Brien’s Production Company In Talks to Develop Content for Al Jazeera America

Soledad O’Brien could soon be developing content for Al Jazeera America

The 46-year-old half-Cuban American broadcast journalist and television producer’s Starfish Media Group is currently in advanced talks with Al Jazeera America on a production deal, a person familiar with the matter tells The Hollywood Reporter.

Soledad O'Brien

As part of the deal, O’Brien’s company would produce long-form programming and other segments for the soon-to-be-launched cable news network.

Earlier this month, O’Brien inked a content development deal with HBO for projects developed by Starfish Media Group. She also appears on the HBO program Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel.

O’Brien announced the formation of Starfish Media Group in February as she was leaving CNN’s Starting Point. Her production company will also continue to produce programming for the cable news network.

Al Jazeera America, backed by the government of Qatar, is set to launch later this summer.

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