Soledad O’Brien Net Worth

Soledad O’Brien Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Soledad O'Brien net worth is
$5 Million

Soledad O'Brien Wiki Biography

María de la Soledad Teresa O’Brien was born on the 19th September 1966, on Long Island in New York State, USA of Cuban (mother) and Australian-Irish ancestry. She is a television journalist who currently works for CNN, since January 2012 being a presenter for the morning program “Starting Point”. She also worked on “American Morning” for the period from 2003 to 2007. She is the winner of an Emmy Award.

So just how rich is the journalist? Reportedly, the net worth of Soledad O’Brien is equal to $5 million, accumulated during her career spanning almost 30 years.

Soledad O’Brien Net Worth $5 Million

To give some background facts, Soledad was raised by her father, a professor of mechanical engineering, and her mother, a language teacher. The family had six children who all later graduated from Harvard University. Soledad O’Brien’s first job was as an assistant director and news writer for WBZ-TV in Boston. Later, she worked as a local reporter and office manager at KRON in San Fransisco. Both of these TV stations were related to NBC and from 1991 to 1999 she worked for NBC in New York as television director (field producer) for “Nightly News” and “TODAY”. From 1999 she was the host of “Weekend Today”, while she helped with news coverage to other programs and covered several important news events in the field. All these positions helped raise her net worth steadily.

She joined CNN in 2003 and was the host of “American Morning” until 2007. In 2007, she made ​​primary programs for “Black in America” dealing with ethnic minorities, but also had other responsibilities, for example worked as a presenter. In 2010, she published her autobiography, “The Next Big Story: My Journey through the Land of Possibilities”. In January, 2012 she became a presenter of the morning program “Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien”. Again, her net worth rose steadily.

The work of Soledad O’Brien is highly appreciated by critics and audiences. In 2007, National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People awarded Soledad O’Brien the organization’s President’s Award for her humanitarian efforts and outstanding journalistic efforts. In 2008, she received the Humanitarian Award from Bloomberg School of Public Health for her reports from Hurricane Katrina’s devastation and tsunami in the Indian Ocean in 2004. The same year she was the first to receive the Soledad O’Brien Freedom’s Voice Award, established in her name of Morehouse School of Medicine. In 2009, she was awarded the Medallion of Excellence for Leadership and Community Service Award from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. The National Association of Black Journalists gave her the prize of Journalist of the Year in 2010. The same year she was rewarded for her reportage series “Latino in America” with the Edward R. Murrow IRTDNA / UNITY award. In 2012, she received the same award for the reportage series “Black in America: The New Promised Land – Silicon Valley”. She has also received several other awards which undoubtedly increased her popularity, and helped add sums to the total size of Soledad O’Brien’s net worth.

Last but not least, in her personal life, Soledad married Bradley Raymond in 1995, and the family has two daughters and two sons, currently residing in Manhattan, New York City.

Full NameSoledad O'Brien
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 19, 1966
Place Of BirthSt. James, New York, United States
Height5 ft 4 in (1.65 m)
ProfessionJournalist, Actor, Television producer
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseBradley Raymond (m. 1995)
ChildrenJackson Raymond, Cecilia Raymond, Charles Raymond, Sofia Elizabeth Raymond
ParentsEstella O’Brien, Edward O’Brien
SiblingsOrestes O'Brien, Estela O'Brien, Tony O'Brien, Cecilia O'Brien, Maria O'Brien
NicknamesMaria de la Soledad Teresa O'Brien
NominationsALMA Award for Outstanding Host in a National Information Program, ALMA Award for Outstanding Host in a National Information Program
1Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 35, a daughter Cecilia Raymond on March 20, 2002. Child's father is her husband, Bradley Raymond.
2Gave birth to her 1st child at age 34, a daughter Sofia Elizabeth Raymond on October 23, 2000. Child's father is her husband, Bradley Raymond.
3Is the 5th of 6 children in the family of Estela Lucrecia (Marquetti y Mendieta) and Edward Ephram O'Brien, who have been married since 1958. Has 3 older sisters, one older and one younger brothers are law professor Maria (b.1961), corporate lawyer Cecilia (b.1962), businessman Tony (b.1963), eye surgeon Estela (b.1964) and anesthesiologist Orestes (b.1967).
4Gave birth to twin sons (her 3rd and 4th children) at age 37, Charles Raymond and Jackson Raymond on August 30, 2004. Children's father is her husband, Bradley Raymond.
5Returned to Harvard to complete her degree.
6Friend of Spike Lee.
7Recipient of NAACP Image Award.
8She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. O'Brien also serves on the board of directors for The Harlem School for the Arts.
9Her name means "the Blessed Virgin Mary of Solitude" in Spanish.
10Both parents are immigrants. Father is Australian, mother is Cuban.
11Her mother, Estela Lucrecia (Marquetti y Mendieta), is a black high school teacher from Havana, Cuba, and her father, Edward Ephram O'Brien, is a white Australian, a mechanical engineer, who is of three quarters Irish and one quarter Scottish descent. Soledad has been honored by African-American, Hispanic-American, and Irish-American groups for her contributions to journalism. She studied at Smithtown High School East in St. James, N.Y., and went to Harvard, but dropped out at age 21 to become a newswriter and producer at Boston's WBZ-TV.
12Voted one of the 50 most beautiful people in the World 2000 by People Magazine.


Babies Behind Bars2015Documentary executive producer completed
Billboard Women in Music 20152015TV Movie executive producer
Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America2015TV Movie executive producer
Kids Behind Bars: A Soledad O'Brien Special Report2015TV Movie documentary producer
Black in America: Black & Blue - Soledad O'Brien Reports2014TV Movie documentary executive producer / producer
The War Comes Home: Soledad O'Brien Reports2014TV Movie documentary executive producer / producer
Da Sweet Blood of Jesus2014associate producer
American Morning2003TV Series producer - 1 episode


Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice2016Soledad O'Brien
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot2016Soledad O'Brien
Zoolander 22016Soledad O'Brien
Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America2015TV Movie
7 Days in Hell2015TV MovieSoledad O'Brien
House of Cards2013TV SeriesSoledad O'Brien
MSNBC Morning Blend1998TV SeriesHost
The Site1996TV SeriesHost
The Know Zone1995TV SeriesCo-Host


Babies Behind Bars2015Documentary co-director completed
Kids Behind Bars: A Soledad O'Brien Special Report2015TV Movie documentary
Black in America: Black & Blue - Soledad O'Brien Reports2014TV Movie documentary
The War Comes Home: Soledad O'Brien Reports2014TV Movie documentary


Babies Behind Bars2015Documentary writer completed
Black in America: Black & Blue - Soledad O'Brien Reports2014TV Movie documentary
The War Comes Home: Soledad O'Brien Reports2014TV Movie documentary


CNN Newsroom2006TV Series correspondent - 1 episode
CNN Presents2005TV Series documentary herself - 1 episode


The Talk2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2011TV SeriesHerself
Pictures Don't Lie2011DocumentaryHerself - Host
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Chaka Khan2011TV MovieHerself
Adopting Haiti2011DocumentaryHerself
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education2010TV MovieHerself
If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
In America: Gary and Tony Have a Baby2010TV MovieHerself
The Atlanta Child Murders2010TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
America: The Story of Us2010TV Series documentaryHerself
CNN Presents: Latino in America2009TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
The Mo'Nique Show2009TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Habla2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
CNN Presents: Black in America 22009TV Movie documentaryHerself - Anchor / Special Correspondent
CNN Presents: Black in America2008TV Movie documentaryHerself
One Crime at a Time2008DocumentaryHerself - Host
Soul Men2008Herself
MTV News2008TV SeriesHerself
New Orleans Story2008DocumentaryHerself
Children of the Storm2007DocumentaryHerself - Host
Growing Up Diana2007DocumentaryHerself - Host
Road to Ruin: Are We Safe?2007DocumentaryHerself - Host
Criminally Insane2007DocumentaryHerself - Host
Iron Chef America: The Series2005-2007TV SeriesHerself - Judge
38th NAACP Image Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
CNN: Special Investigations Unit2007TV SeriesCorrespondent
Rachael Ray2006TV SeriesHerself
Paula Zahn Now2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest Host
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
American Morning2003-2006TV SeriesHerself
CNN Special Reports2005TV SeriesHerself - Correspondent
CNN Daybreak2004TV SeriesHerself
The Story Behind: Top Gun2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
Imaging America1997TV Movie documentary
CNet Central1996TV SeriesHerself - Host (1996)
MSNBC Live1996TV SeriesHerself
Weekend Today1987TV SeriesHerself - Co-Host (1999-2003)
I Talk to Strangers2017DocumentaryHerself
Morning Joe2016TV SeriesHerself - Contributor
American Graduate Day2016TV MovieHerself
Reliable Sources2016TV SeriesHerself - Interviewee
CBS This Morning2016TV SeriesHerself - Substitute Co-Anchor
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.2016TV Series documentaryHerself
American Graduate Day 20152015TV MovieHerself - Host
Global Citizen Festival2015TV MovieHerself
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel2013-2015TV SeriesHerself - Correspondent / Herself - Correspondent (segment "In Harm's Way") / Herself - Correspondent (segment "Hooked") / ...
Live from New York!2015DocumentaryHerself - Featuring
Kids Behind Bars: A Soledad O'Brien Special Report2015TV Movie documentaryHerself
Virunga: Gorillas in Peril2015TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2015TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
CNN Newsroom2014TV SeriesHerself - CEO of Starfish Media Group
Jeopardy!2006-2014TV SeriesHerself - Video Clue Presenter / Herself - Contestant / Herself
Black Girls Rock! 20132013TV MovieHerself
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
This Week2013TV SeriesHerself - Powerhouse Roundtable Panelist
Global Citizen Festival2013TV MovieHerself
The Muslims Are Coming!2013DocumentaryHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2012-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
American Infidel2013DocumentaryCNN Anchor / Documentary Reporter
Steve Harvey2013TV SeriesHerself
Erin Burnett OutFront2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest Host
The Daily Show2003-2012TV SeriesHerself
The Latino List: Volume 22012DocumentaryHerself - Interviewee
Real Time with Bill Maher2012TV SeriesHerself
Starting Point2012TV SeriesHerself - Anchor
Silicon Valley: The New Promised Land2011DocumentaryHerself - Host
Roadtrip Nation2011TV Series documentaryHerself - Guest
CNN Presents2008-2011TV Series documentaryHerself - Host
In Her Corner2011DocumentaryHerself - Host
Beyond Bravery: The Women of 9/112011DocumentaryHerself - Host
MLK: Words That Changed a Nation2011DocumentaryHerself - Host
Don't Fail Me: Education in America2011DocumentaryHerself - Host

Archive Footage

Nova2010TV Series documentaryHerself - NBC News Anchor
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHerself

Won Awards

2013EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding News Discussion & AnalysisAnderson Cooper 360° (2003)
2011EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story - Long FormAnderson Cooper 360° (2003)
2007President's AwardImage Awards
2007President's AwardImage Awards

Nominated Awards

2002ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Correspondent or Anchor of National News ProgramToday (1952)
2000ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Correspondent, Anchor and/or Host of a National News Program or SpecialToday (1952)
1999ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Host in a National Information ProgramMSNBC Morning Blend (1998)

Known for movies

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