Isha Sesay Biography: Age, Education, Career

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    Isha Sesay (born on January 6, 1976) is a British journalist.

    She became prominent as an anchor and correspondent for CNN International, She also became the presenter of the 360 Bulletin on Anderson Cooper 360⁰.

    She became part of HLN as a co-anchor for Evening Express in 2012 and left CNN to support a girl’s education project W.E. Can Lead.


    Real Facts About Isha Sesay

    • Full Name: Isha Isatu Sesay
    • Date of Birth: January 6, 1976
    • Age: 46 yrs old (2022)
    • Place of Birth: Bordeaux, France
    • Nationality: British
    • Occupation: Journalist
    • Parents: Kadi Sesay, Mamud Sesay
    • Siblings: Mamud Sesay, Jane Sesay
    • Husband: Leif Coorlim (div.)
    • Net Worth: N/A


    Early Life & Education

    Isha Sesay was born Isha Isatu Sesay on Januaryb6, 1976 in London, England to Temme parents of Sierra Leonian descent.

    She had her early childhood in Sierra Leone where she lived and practiced the Muslim faith. She grew up with her siblings, an elder sister and a younger brother.

    Her mother Dr. Kadi Sesay is a former lecturer at Fouray Bay College and was also appointed as an advisor to the government of Valentine Strasser.

    Her father, Mamud Sesay who passed away in 1988, worked as a legal advisor to the Sierra Leone Producing Marketing Board (SLPMB).

    She attended Fouray Bay College and St. Joseph’s Secondary School, both in Freetown.

    She moved to the UK in 1992 to further her education, After completing her A-levels, she studied English at Trinity College, Cambridge. She worked as a waitress in a bar while studying.


    Sesay started her career as a researcher for the BBC talk show Kilroy and moved to Glasgow to work for BBC Scotland. She became a TV announcer on BBC Choice where she presented several programs for the BBC, CNN, and Twitter.

    She joined Sky in March 2002, as an anchor on Good Morning Sports Fans for Skye Sports News where she was able to interview the likes of Michael Watson and Ellen McArthur, and also traveled with the members of the Arsenal football team for an exhibition match at Reebok Stadium in support of Kanu Nwankwo’s heart foundation.

    She moved to ITN, where she anchored the ITV Morning News Programme, and also became a newsreader on the breakfast program GMTV.

    Sesay became a news anchor and correspondent at CNN International. She covered Nigeria’s presidential election in 2007 where she conducted interviews with both the outgoing president Olusegun Obasanjo and the newly elected president Umaru Yar’Adua. She also covered the launch of the Global Elders in South Africa, later that year.

    She left CNN in 2018 and announced that she will be writing a book on the abduction of Chibok girls, and also revealed her plans to continue her engagement with African issues.

    Sesay launched W.E Can Lead (Women Everywhere Can Lead) in 2014, an educational, non-profit organization that was created to support African girls in receiving education.

    Nwede Chinedu Mishach Popularly known as Rechibee is a Nigerian Content Editor and an Entertainment reporter at Wakadaily. He is a passionate journalist with a core interest in Special reports, Biography, and music journalism.

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