Aisha Sesay 

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Isha Sesay is a very talented broadcast journalist. She is also a very popular anchor and is now working with the CNN channel.

Personal life

Isha Sesay was born in the year 1976 on January 6th. She spent her childhood days in France. She was born in an upper middle class family. Her parents belonged to different professional career. Her mother was a doctor and had also worked as a medical lecturer in the college. Her mother was a guest lecturer in the Fourah Bay College.

Later in the year 1992, her mother was given the position of the medical advisor in a government hospital. Her father worked as a marketing manager in the Sierra Leone Produce Marketing Board. When her father passed away in an accident they moved to UK. She attended the Fourah Bay College School which was a private institution. She wanted to get into the University for her further studies. She had to complete her A-level studies to get the chance in the Trinity College of Cambridge. She pursued her further education with English as she loved the subject.

As a child, she wanted to see herself as an actress in the future but that could not be possible after her father’s death. She had to take care of the family and her siblings so it was very hard for her to follow her dreams. However, when she was in college, she wanted to fulfil her dreams through the media. She wanted to become a journalist and also wrote and researched about some of the recent affairs to get an internship opportunity. She was selected by a small magazine as an intern for a period of six months only. She learnt some media works and also attended many media workshops during the period.


Even after completing her university education, she carried on with the research work of the media on different topics. After an year, she was appointed by the BBC to host their talk show which is known as Kilroy. She did not receive any payment for this job as she was appointed as an intern.

Though later, impressed by the dedication towards her work, she was appointed as an employee and was also given a certain salary. She was promoted to host the show BBC Choice and was transferred to Glasgow, to the office of BBC Scotland. After this, she spent several years of her career with the other popular channels such as TWI, CNN and more.

In the year 2002, she joined the channel Sky as an anchor. She started working in the sports department of the channel where she hosted the show Good Morning Sports Fans which was aired on the Sky Sports News. During this time, she has also taken the interviews of some of the famous sports personalities. She is now working on the CNN channel which is located in the Los Angeles. She is engaged to Leif Coorlim who works with her in the CNN office. The couple got married to each other in the year 2013 on January 5th.

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