Frank Sesno is an Emmy Award-winning journalist with more than thirty years of experience reporting from around the world. Well known as anchor, White House Correspondent, and talk show host on CNN, he is also a nationally renowned moderator who has engaged some of the world’s leading personalities and appears regularly on U.S. and international media.

Sesno has interviewed heads of state including five U.S. Presidents and many other influential figures such as Bill Gates, Benyamin Netanyahu, Condoleezza Rice, Anderson Cooper, Karl Rove, Hillary Clinton, and Colin Powell. He has interviewed scientists, celebrities, and best-selling authors along with leaders from a wide range of industries.

Sesno currently serves as Director of The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs, where he leads nearly two dozen world-class faculty and teaches The Art of the Interview in addition to classes on journalism ethics, documentary, and sustainability reporting.

He created PlanetForward.org, a user-driven web and television project that brings students and experts together to examine sustainable innovations that “move the planet forward.” The project is produced by GW’s Center for Innovative Media.