04/24/2013 01:02 pm ET Updated Apr 24, 2013

Soledad O'Brien Named Harvard Distinguished Visiting Fellow


Soledad O'Brien was named a distinguished visiting fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

O'Brien left CNN's now-defunct morning show "Starting Point" earlier this year, after network president Jeff Zucker announced his plans for a new program with co-hosts Chris Cuomo and Kate Bolduan.

Harvard announced that O'Brien, also an alumna, would spend the 2013-2014 year delving into topics related to public education in America. "On Appian Way, in the heart of the Ed School campus, a banner reads, 'Education Is a Civil Right.' I believe this passionately and look forward to ensuring that right is a reality by working with the students, faculty, and staff at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the rest of the Harvard University community," O'Brien said. "This appointment is both honor and opportunity."

Though O'Brien left her daily hosting gig at CNN, she said she would continue to work with the network by producing documentaries independently with her own production company.



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