A selection of Frank's recent media appearances and press for Ask More



Ask More in the Portland Book Review
By Seniye Groff - 4/3/17

"Frank Sesno is a former CNN anchor and White House correspondent so he knows a thing or two about the power of questions. Ask More focuses on 11 question types including the obvious diagnostic, scientific, and strategic questions. But Sesno offers the readers many more question types ... Readers will be hard pressed to not find several nuggets to add to their own toolbox of questioning strategies." Read more ...


Best Books to Buy - "Ask More" by Frank Sesno
Elisabeth Swan for GoLeanSixSigma.com 

"In practical terms, this book is a guide to effective inquiry. What are the best questions to ask given the situation? How do we find out what we need to know? Reading this as a process improvement practitioner, I was looking for that guidance. I found lots of it, but I also found the book to be a profoundly moving exploration of what it means to be a good human being. Asking more requires listening more – and that’s key." Read more ... 

Review: Frank Sesno Explores 11 Types of Smart Questions
The Globe and Mail - 3/15/17

"Frank Sesno knows questions. You have probably seen him over the years on CNN in a variety of roles, probing, seeking understanding, and helping others to share their opinions with his viewers. But he believes questions are for more than journalists." Read more ...

Review of Ask More
Midwest Book Review - March 2017

"Emmy Award-winning journalist Frank Sesno presents Ask More: The Power of Questions to Open Doors, Uncover Solutions, and Spark Change, an excellent, assertive charge to make the world a better place by asking the right questions, and seeking better answers." Read more ...

The Power of Asking More
WBEZ's Morning Shift - 2/24/17

"Longtime journalist Frank Sesno thinks asking the right question can change your life. Sesno said his long career as a journalist has helped him understand the power in asking the right question at the right time ... Sesno joined the Morning Shift to share what he learned about the importance of asking more." Listen now ...


Asking Questions Leads the Way Forward: An Interview with Frank Sesno
AMA Quarterly, American Management Association - Winter 2017

"Author and journalist Frank Sesno spoke with AMA Quarterly about his book Ask More: The Power of Questions to Open Doors, Uncover Solutions, and Spark Change (AMACOM 2017). He discussed how executives and managers especially can benefit from using the right questioning techniques to tackle the most difficult aspects of employee evaluations." Read more ... 


Ask More Book Review
By Kristin Clarke for Associations Now - 2/1/17

"Emmy-winning journalist and former CNN anchor Frank Sesno couldn’t have timed any better the release of his research- and interview-based exploration of the art of strategic questioning, Ask More: The Power of Questions to Open Doors, Uncover Solutions, and Spark Change." Read more ...

The Importance of Asking the Right Questions
National Press Club's Update-1 Podcast - 1/26/17

Frank joins Mark Hamrick to discuss his new book, Ask More. He shares how journalists - and everyone else - can ask questions and listen more effectively, both in their work and their daily lives. Listen now ... 

Asking the Right Questions
Think from KERA Dallas - 1/25/17

Frank speaks with Think host Krys Boyd about Ask More. They discuss the inspiration for the Ask More, stories from the book, and the reasons that strong questioning and listening skills are more important than ever. Listen now ... 

Presidential Inauguration Commentary
BBC World News - 1/20/17

Frank Sesno contributes to the BBC World News coverage of Donald Trump's inauguration, discussing the implications of the inaugural address and the future of foreign policy under the new administration. Watch now ... 

How Questions Can Be Our Key to Success
The Joy Cardin Show on Wisconsin Public Radio - 1/12/17

Frank Sesno joins guest host Kate Archer Kent to discuss of his new book, Ask More: The Power of Questions to Open Doors, Uncover Solutions, and Spark Change. Sesno talks about the role of questions in today's political and media environment, as well as the ways questions can help us achieve success and fulfillment in our own lives. Listen now ...

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Talking with "Ask More" author Frank Sesno
The Daily D.C. Show on CNN - 1/6/17

David Chalian, CNN’s political director, talks with former CNN anchor and White House correspondent Frank Sesno about his new book on the power of asking questions. Ask More explores how asking the right questions can diagnose problems like how to eradicate malaria, inform military strategy, help innovators, think outside the box, or hold politicians accountable. Listen now ... 


Twitter Isn't Enough: Trump Should Face a Press Conference
By Frank Sesno | Published on CNN.com - 12/26/16

"Since getting elected, Donald Trump has tweeted about America's nuclear arsenal, the competency of American intelligence agencies and trade with China. But he has not taken sustained questioning about anything in a live, impromptu news conference. We're left to speculate about what he really means, what it's based on, and where he's taking us." Read more ...


Four Things Media Must Do When Covering Trump
By Frank Sesno | Published in The Hill - 11/28/16

"Last week's acrimonious dance between President-elect Donald Trump and the media is just the warmup. And it raises a critical question: How should reporters cover the my-way-or-the-highway president? Does it even matter?" Read more ... 

The Questions We Must Ask About America's Future 
By Frank Sesno | Published on CNN.com - 11/9/16

"It was an earthquake. But Americans chose. After a gut-wrenching campaign, dominated by questions about character and temperament, Donald Trump will be America's 45th president. Now comes the hard part: governing and moving past the political bludgeoning we've been through." Read more ... 


Wonks or Shills: Who are we listening to on cable news? 
Radio broadcast of KCRW's "To The Point" - 11/2/16

Frank spoke with "To The Point" host Warren Olney about the appearance of various political operatives - some still active in ongoing campaigns - as paid contributors on cable news shows. Listen now ... 

Campaign 2016 and the U.S. Media
Radio broadcast of Voice of America's "Encounter" - 10/28/16

Frank joined "Encounter" host Carol Castiel to discuss controversies surrounding the media coverage of Campaign 2016, including claims of media bias. Listen now ...

Media and the Presidential Race
TV broadcast of CNN's "New Day" - 10/2/16

The hosts of CNN’s “New Day” spoke to Frank about the effect the media has on the presidential race, from comedy shows to newspaper editorials. Watch now ...