In a warren of offices at a former bank building near Madison Square Garden, dozens of journalists are ready to turn their test runs of Al-Jazeera America into the real thing.
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ABC News executive Kate O’Brian is the new president of Al Jazeera America, the cable news network that plans to launch in the United States next month.
Sheila MacVicar, a longtime London-based correspondent for American television networks, is the latest hire at Al Jazeera America. The news network that plans to launch next month and has been hiring personnel for offices in New York and Washington, and on Monday announced MacVicar’s job. Other contributors include former CNN anchors Soledad O’Brien and Ali Velshi.
Former CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien has reached a deal with Al Jazeera America in which she will contribute short segments and her production company, Starfish Media Group, will produce hour-long documentary specials.
With its $500 million purchase of left-leaning Current TV, the Pan-Arab news channel Al-Jazeera will soon be seen in tens of millions of U.S. homes. It’s a steep price, but the acquisition helps the network in its aims to quickly spread its message to more Americans.