O’ Media Strategies
A prominent media leader, Ms. Kate O’Brian has brought originality and high-performance operational leadership across the media spectrum: digital platforms, social media, television, radio, films, talk shows, investigative reports, and editorials. Talent and cultural development are core to Kate’s leadership approach.
Early producer roles at ABC News in Washington, DC, New York, Rome, and London included work on high-visibility programs: “World News Tonight with Peter Jennings”, “This Week with David Brinkley”, and “Good Morning America”. Later roles: General Manager for ABC News Radio, Vice President of NewsOne and ABSAT, and overall SVP for News.
Ms. O’Brian joined Al Jazeera America as President just as the news channel made its high-stakes launch in 2013. Kate’s own personal and team awards include a Peabody, Emmy, two duPonts, and the 2015 Robert G. McGruder Award for commitment to gender and ethnic diversity.
In 2017 O’ Media Strategies was formed, and Ms. O’Brian now consults with media companies on content development, strategy, and management.
A graduate of Smith College, Ms. O’Brian resides in New York City with her husband.