Soledad O’Brien Joining Al Jazeera America

AP

Soledad O’Brien, the former CNN morning host who gained some prominence during the 2012 election for her tough interviews, will join Al Jazeera America as a special correspondent, the network announced Monday.

In her capacity at the network, O’Brien will produce segments for the news magazine program “America Tonight” as well as hour-long documentaries. 

“I look forward to beginning a relationship with Al Jazeera America, which has made a commitment to producing quality programming and pursuing underreported stories,” O’Brien said in a statement, according to Politico.

O’Brien left CNN earlier this year as part of the struggling cable news network’s reshuffling.

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