Journalist Isha Sesay is well recognized in the broadcasting field for her work experience as a news anchor and correspondent at CNN International.
The popular British journalist, Isha Sesay, married to Leif Coorlim was born on 6th January 1976 in Bordeaux, France. She was born to Temne parents. Her mother Dr. Kadi Sesay was a former lecturer and her father who died in 1988 was a legal advisor.
Talking about her education, Isha studied at the Fourah Bay College School in Freetown. In 1992, she returned to the United Kingdom to continue her further studies.
She completed A-levels with an English degree and got accepted to Trinity College, Cambridge. Initially, she wanted to become an actress but later changed her decision to pursue a career as a TV journalist.
Isha Sesay started off her career as unpaid intern for BBC
Following graduation, Sesay paved the way to her dream job by starting to work as an unpaid intern for the BBC talk show Kilroy. She was later hired as a paid full-time employee in BBC.
With a few projects behind the camera, her first job came as a TV announcer on BBC Choice where she presented numerous programs for CNN, BBC, and TWI.
In 2002, she joined British telecommunications company Sky. After serving a few years there, she later joined independent television news ITN where she presented the popular shows like Early Morning News program and the UK’s famous ‘GMTV’.
Isha Sesay’s career graph peaked up when she joined CNN and HLN
In 2005, Isha started a new journey as an anchor and correspondent for CNN International.
Before joining CNN, she was presenting the popular show called ‘Good Morning Sports Fan’ for Star Sports. She presented the show for three years from 1998 to 2001.
Isha also became popular as a presenter of the show called 60 Bulletins on Anderson Cooper 360°. In 2012, she joined HLN as a co-anchor of Evening Express.
The popular British journalist of the Sierra Leonean descent, Isha has covered many breaking news in her career. While working for HLN, she covered major news like death story of the former South African president Nelson Mandela, the United Nation’s General Assembly in 2012, the royal wedding live from London, 2011 protests in Egypt, the disputed Zimbabwe’s election in 2008, the assassination of Benazir Bhutto and others.
Likewise, in her long journalism career, she has also conducted an interview with famous people like the Nigerian president, David Beckham, Bill Gates, Akon, Matt Damon, Hugh Jackman, etc.
Twice Emmy winner Isha’s delighted married life with Leif Coorlim
The famous news presenter, Isha Sesay is married to her long term boyfriend, Leif Coorlim in 2013. Her husband, Coorlim, is an executive director of the CNN Freedom Project.
Their love story started after they met at the CNN office. They were dating since 2011. Now the couple is spending their days quite happily without any apparent chances of divorce.
Sesay has been nominated for various awards many times in her career. The prominent journalist grabbed the News and Documentary Emmy Awards twice in the same year for covering outstanding story ‘Syria: Underground Doctors’ and live coverage of the Libya revolution. She has climbed up the corporate ladder in such a short time.
The beauty with the dark hair, Isha Sesay has a normal height that complements her long thin legs. She has the ability to keep her viewers glued to their seats. No disclosure has been made yet about her salary but it is assumed that her net worth is quite high.
The famous reporter is an active user of her Twitter and frequently interacts with her fans through social media site. Her updated and detailed biography is available on Wikipedia and on the official CNN website.