Isha Sesay is a seasoned and award-winning journalist. As part of her anchoring and reporting duties, Sesay has interviewed a number of world leaders including Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga; President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal; President Lech Kaczynski of Poland; Liberian President Ellen John Sirleaf; and President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone.
For the past decade, she has covered major breaking news stories and global events of the past decade. In 2014, she reported from Nigeria on the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls. CNN’s coverage of this story was recognized with a Peabody Award, and Sesay received a Gracie Award for Outstanding Anchor for her exceptional coverage. In addition to her role as anchor and correspondent, Sesay has co-hosted the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards, the highest accolade for excellent journalism across the continent, for the last five years. Prior to joining CNN, Sesay worked with Sky News and the BBC Networks.
Isha holds a BA honors English degree from Trinity College, Cambridge University.