Today’s Guest: Miles O’Brien, TV journalist
Miles O’Brien was a great guy with whom to start your day. Flip on CNN at breakfast and for years, there he was, a calm and reassuring presence on the news channel’s “American Mornings” program, alongside Soledad O’Brien, giving the headlines, keeping us centered and calm no matter how bad the overnight reports might be.
Then, one day, he was gone.
Oh, the new duo in the morning are fine and professional, but more than a few of us miss Miles.
But after 17 years with CNN, he’s moved on. In fact, he’s constantly moving. Today, he’s in Lakeland Florida—that’s right, nearby the new media capital of the world, St. Petersburg, Florida, the headquarters of the Mr. Media empire—where he premiered a new movie, Over Africa.
Tomorrow, who knows where he’ll be.
O’Brien is pursuing all of his interests at once in a whirl of activity.