Isha Sesay Biography


Isha Sesay

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Birth Name: Isha Sesay
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Birth Country: France
Birth Sign: capricorn
Age:   41 Years
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Broadcast journalist, news anchor, and correspondent, Isha Sesay is currently the news correspondent of CNN International. She is also popular for hosting the shows like CNN NewsCenter and BackStory. Isha Sesay is from Muslim family born as Isha Isatu Sesay in Bordeaux, France to Dr. Kadi Sesay, A lecturer at Fourah Bay College. She was raised in Sierra Leone in an upper-middle-class family along with a younger brother and an older sister. Regarding her ethnicity and nationality, Sesay is English national of Sierra Leonean descent.

In 2008, Isha Sesay was involved in a romantic love affair with her boyfriend Leif Coorlim, a fellow CNN staffer. After being in love with each other they announced their engagement in early 2013 and finally got married on 18th of August 2013.

Isha Sesay whose childhood dream was being an actress changed her interest in journalism and writing in her late teens. She finally graduated from Trinity College in English and began working as a researcher for the BBC talk show Kilroy. In 1998, she got a full-time job in BBC Scotland. She then joined CNN TWI and finally Sky Sports. She was the anchor of the Good Morning Sports Fans for about three years.

The actual figure about her salary and net worth is unknown but we assume that she surely earns a good amount of salary from her journalism career and should have a six-figure net worth.

 

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Born in Bordeaux, France

1976 6th of January

Isha Sesay was from the Muslim family born as Isha Isatu Sesay in Bordeaux, France to Kadi Sesay and her husband. She was raised in Sierra Leone in upper middle class family. She is English and is of Sierra Leonean descent.

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Returned back to UK

1992

Though she was born in Bordeaux, France, she remained there only for about six years and then at the age of seven she went to her own homeland with her parents. There she received her formal education at the private Fourah Bay College School. However, in 1992, she again moved to UK with an aim to gain higher education.

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Joined BBC Scotland

1998

Isha whose childhood dream was being an actress changed her interest in journalism and writing at her late teens. She finally graduated from Trinity College in English and began working as a researcher for the BBC talk show Kilroy. In 1998, she got a full time job in BBC Scotland. 

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Joined Sky Sports

2002 of March

She first worked for BBC and then she joined CNN, TWI and finally Sky Sports. She was the anchor of the Good Morning Sports Fans for about three years. She has one of the best moments of her life there as she met former boxer Michael Watson.

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Became the news correspondent at CNN International

2005 of November

After she left Sky Sports, she worked for ITN and then at GMTV. Finally at the end of 2005, she joined CNN and became their news anchor and correspondent at CNN International. In 2007, she also covered the Nigerian presidential election. 

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Began dating Leif Coorlim

2008

In 2008, Isha was seen having romantic love affairs with her boyfriend Leif Coorlim. Leif Coorlim is a fellow CNN staffer. They continued this love life for long periods of time and they are now bonded in new chapter of their love life. 

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Married to Leif Coorlim

2013 18th of August

After being in love with Leif Coorlim for about half a decade, they decided to enter into the new stage of their relationship and then they announced their engagement with the start of 2013 and they finally got married on 18th of August 2013.

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