Soledad O’Brien To Receive Insight Award from NAB


She’s the host of the Hearst Media Production Group-syndicated “Matter of Fact” public affairs series and is known for her skills as a podcaster for iHeartRadio, and as an anchor for CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, and for NBC’s “Weekend TODAY.”

Soledad O’Brien is also an author and philanthropist, and at the 2024 NAB Show the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation will honor her achievements by bestowing its Insight Award during the conference and expo’s welcome session.

O’Brien will become the third recipient of the LABF Insight Award, which recognizes an individual or organization for an outstanding artistic or journalistic work or body of work that enhances the public’s understanding of the role, operation, history or impact of media in our society. Previous recipients include LeVar Burton and the long-running CBS news magazine 60 Minutes.

“Soledad O’Brien is an outstanding journalist and documentarian whose award-winning work represents the best of broadcasting,” said LABF Co-chairs Jack Goodman, the former NAB general counsel and longtime communications attorney, and Heidi Raphael, Beasley Media Group’s Chief Communications Officer. “We are excited to honor Soledad with the Library of American Broadcasting’s Insight Award at NAB Show. This honor is well-deserved, and we look forward to celebrating her incredible work.”

In 2011 O’Brien founded the PowHerful Foundation, which helps young women get to, and through, college. The foundation also holds regional mentoring conferences, which have reached thousands of young women across the country. In addition, O’Brien works with major foundations, such as the Ford Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to produce impactful and educational documentaries on topics like hunger, race and education.


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