Soledad O'Brien joining HBO's 'Real Sports'

Soledad O'Brien walks the runway at the Red Dress Collection 2013 Fashion Show, on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 in New York. (Photo by John Minchillo/Invision/AP)

June 12, 2013 8:00:44 AM PDT
Soledad O'Brien is joining her former "Today" show colleague Bryant Gumbel at HBO's "Real Sports."

HBO said Wednesday that O'Brien will be a reporter on the monthly magazine show. Her first story, due later this month, is about war veterans who use martial arts to help them cope with post-traumatic stress disorder.

O'Brien most recently was a morning show host on CNN, but the news network has given the program an overhaul that will debut next week.

HBO also agreed to a deal with O'Brien's production company, Starfish Media Group.

O'Brien played college rugby, but her experience covering sports is limited.

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