Kate O'Brian joins Al Jazeera America as President

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July 26, 2013
We are pleased to announce the successful placement of Kate O'Brian at Al Jazeera America ("AJAM") as President.  Kate will have full responsibility for all editorial strategy and operations at the new channel, including news, documentaries and other programming.

Kate  is joining Al Jazeera from ABC News where she was senior vice-president for news. Since 2007, O’Brian has been responsible for all ABC News' newsgathering operations, including all ABC News bureaus worldwide, business, law and justice, medical, and investigative units, NewsOne, ABC News Radio and affiliate relations.
A 30-year ABC News veteran, O’Brian has won an Alfred I. duPont Award as part of the "This Week with David Brinkley" team, an Emmy Award for the 2000 Millennium coverage, and Alfred I. duPont and a Peabody Award for September 11 coverage.

Kate began as a television desk assistant in New York and then joined the staff of "This Week with David Brinkley" when it launched in 1981. She has also been general manager of programming for ABC News Radio responsible for editorial content; overseas field producer in Rome and London; producer for "World News Tonight with Peter Jennings," both in Washington DC and New York; and manager in talent development.
Al Jazeera America, a new 24 hour US news network committed to fair and balanced news coverage, will launch on August 20, 2013.  Owned by Al Jazeera Media in Doha, Qatar, AlJazeera has a history of international award winning news in over 100 countries and 220 million households.
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