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September 11 2013

Soledad O’Brien to Emcee 2nd Annual HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit in Atlanta


Award-winning journalist to lead discussions on financial dignity and inclusion at Operation HOPE’s annual event

 ATLANTA – September 12, 2013 –Leading journalist Soledad O’Brien has just signed on to serve as master of ceremonies at the HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit on November 13 -14, 2013 in Atlanta. 

The two-day Summit, hosted by nonprofit Operation HOPE, will include various and speakers and working group sessions focused on this year’s theme, Global Economic Recovery: How the Poor Can Help Save Capitalism. The event is expected to draw 1,000 of the most influential financial industry professionals, government decision-makers and faith leaders from more than 50 countries to frame the issue of financial inclusion, small businesses, entrepreneurship, and financial dignity as essential components to mid- and long-term economic recovery and stability. 

O’Brien currently serves as a special correspondent for the newly launched Al Jazeera America television station through her production company, Starfish Media Group. In this role, she contributes short-form segments for the channel’s primetime current affairs magazine program “America Tonight,” and Starfish will be producing hour-long documentary specials. 

Prior to this, O’Brien most recently served as an anchor and special correspondent for CNN. She joined CNN in 2003 and was the co-anchor of CNN’s flagship morning program, “American Morning,” and then the anchor of “Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien.” O’Brien distinguished herself at CNN by reporting from the scene of such stories as the London terrorism attacks in 2005, Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Japan earthquake and tsunami in 2011. In December 2004, she was among a handful of CNN anchors sent to Thailand to cover the disaster and aftermath of the tsunami. O’Brien also produced and hosted the widely acclaimed “In America” documentary series, including “Black in America” and “Latino in America.”

About Operation HOPE

Operation HOPE (HOPE) is an international nonprofit organization that promotes financial literacy and dignity through various educational programs and initiatives. Since 1992, it has empowered more than two million individuals, families and small-business owners with financial literacy education, economic and disaster preparedness, and home ownership and foreclosure prevention assistance. To learn more about Operation HOPE, visit, follow us on Twitter, @operationhope and #HOPESummit, and like us on Facebook.  

 To learn more about the 2nd annual HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit and how you can participate, visit