Isha Sesay Biography

Updated On Aug 03, 2018 Published On Dec 05, 2015
Facts of Isha Sesay
Date of Birth: 1976 , January-6
Birth Nation: France
Name Isha Sesay
Birth Name Isha Isatu Sesay
Father Mamud Sesay
Mother Kadi Sesay
Nationality French
Birth Place/City Bordeaux, France
Ethnicity Black Ethnicity
Profession Television journalist
Working For CNN
Net Worth N/A
Eye Color Brown Dark
Hair Color Brown Dark
Face Color Black
Famous for Journalist
Married Yes
Married to Leif Coorlim
Children Not Yet
Divorce No
Education Fourah Bay College, Trinity College
Awards Not Yet
Online Presence Facebook, Twitter
TV Show Evening Express
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Broadcast journalist, news anchor, and correspondent, Isha Sesay is a British journalist of Sierra Leonean descent. Since 2005 to 2018, she worked an anchor and correspondent for CNN International before she quit in August 2018. She is known for hosting the shows like CNN NewsCenter and BackStory.

Isha Sesay is from a Muslim family, born as Isha Isatu Sesay in Bordeaux, France to Dr. Kadi Sesay, a lecturer at Fourah Bay College. Her father Mamud Sesay worked as a legal advisor to the SLPMB before his death in 1988. She has a brother named Mamud Sesay Jr. and a sister named Jane Sesay.

She studied at the private Fourah Bay College School in Freetown, and later at the age of 16, Isha moved to study A-Levels in the UK and joined Trinity College, Cambridge after A-level completion. Isha Sesay whose childhood dream was being an actress changed her interest in journalism and writing after her graduation.

Initially, she 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.

In November 2005, Sesay became a news anchor and correspondent at CNN International, originally based in Atlanta, Georgia, and now based in Los Angeles. From January 17, 2011, she also contributed for Anderson Cooper 360° on CNN as presenter of the 360 Bulletin. 

But after 13 years serving, she left CNN on August 1, 2018, citing President Donald Trump-focused coverage as the reason.

Currently, she is reported to be writing a book about the Chibok girls, being released in May 2019.

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

The couple is yet to share children.

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.

 

Isha Sesay

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Born in Bordeaux, France

January 6 , 1976

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.

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.

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. 

Joined Sky Sports

2002

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.

Became the news correspondent at CNN International

2005

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. 

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. 

Married to Leif Coorlim

August 18 , 2013

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.