Prior to a public address, Soledad O’Brien visits in a roundtable discussion with 17 student leaders from across campus representing a variety of student organizations.

Prior to a public address, Soledad O’Brien visits in a roundtable discussion with 17 student leaders from across campus representing a variety of student organizations.

A noted broadcast journalist, news anchor, producer, and philanthropist spent time on campus in October as part of the Women in Government speaker series.

Soledad O’Brien met with university student leaders for a panel discussion, met with student journalists, presented “Diversity: On TV, Behind the Scenes, and In Our Lives,” in the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, and held a meet and greet with attendees.

She is the host and executive producer of a true crime series and host of a weekly political magazine show syndicated across the country. She’s also a contributing editor for PBS News Hour and a correspondent for HBO Real Sports, and won Emmy awards for her reporting in her acclaimed documentary series, Black in America and Latino in America.

O’Brien is the founder of PowHERful, a foundation that mentors and funds college tuition and expenses for young women.

The PSU Foundation sponsors the series through the support of the Helen S. Boylan Foundation.