Al Jazeera America to Launch on 20th August 2013; Soledad O’Brien Joins

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Al Jazeera America

Al Jazeera America will launch on Tuesday 20th August 2013.

The US based news channel will provide both domestic news and international news for American audiences.

The new channel will be based in New York City. In addition to the existing Al Jazeera news bureaus in Washington D.C Los Angeles, Miami and Chicago, Al Jazeera will open additional bureaus in key locations across the United States.

Earlier this week, the network announced that it has signed an agreement with former CNN Presenter Soledad O’Brien.

O’Brien will contribute short-form segments as Special Correspondent to Al Jazeera America’s primetime current affairs magazine program “America Tonight,” and her production company Starfish Media Group will produce hour-long documentary specials.

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

“I am thrilled to be back in business with Kim Bondy, who is a long-time friend and among the finest journalists in the broadcast news business today. With this agreement, Starfish continues its expansion as a cross-platform media company dedicated to compelling storytelling and enterprise journalism.”

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