1. Personal and Family Life
Isha Sesay is married to Leif Coorlim since four years. Isha and Leif haven’t conceived any child yet hence they seem busy in their profession more.
Sesay birthplace is Bordeaux, France in 1976. Her father Mahmud Sesay was the legal advisor to the Sierra Leone Produce Marketing Board (SLPMB). Similarly, her mother Dr. Kadi Sesay was a lecturer at Fourah Bay College. Dr. Sesay has also previously served as an advisor to the administration of Valentine Strasser.
- Parents: Mahmud Sesay and Dr. Kadi Sesay
- Husband: Leif Coorlim
- Children: N/A
- Marital Status: Married
Born to Temne parents, she went their native place when she was seven years old. Growing up in Muslim culture, she spent more than half of her childhood in Sierra Leone. She has one elder sister and a younger brother. She lost her father at the age of twelve.
When in Sierra Leone, she enrolled at the private Fourah Bay College School, Freetown. She flew back to England in 1992 to pursue her further studies. She got admitted to Trinity College, Cambridge after finishing her A-levels.
She graduated with a bachelor degree in English, as in her last year in college, she wrote for various media searching for a job. She made a decision to pursue her career in journalism leaving her aim of being an aspiring actress.
In August 2013, Isha Sesay tied a knot with Leif Coorlim who is an award-winning journalist as well as executive producer of CNN Freedom Project. Their wedding was held after seven months of their engagement on 5 January 2013. The couple is currently residing in Los Angeles, California that in Coorlim’s homeland.
2. Body Measurements and Lifestyle
Isha Sesay is a black goddess with beautiful skin and body structure. She has a captivating smile and charming eyes that compliment appearance.
Isha Sesay possesses body measurements of 35-24-36 inches sculpting smooth hourglass figure. She has a height of 5 feet 3 inches where her weight is 51 kilos. She often flaunts her long slim legs in short skirts and attractive high heels.
- Height: 5 Feet 3 Inches (1.60m)
- Body Measurements: 35-24-36 inches (Approx)
- Plastic Surgery: N/A
- Weight: 51 KG (113 lbs.)
The 42 years old foxy journalist of CNN is blessed with a warm personality and cheerful attitude. She generally keeps smiling on or off camera. She has black natural hair with fine dark brown eyes keeping her spectators attached to the screen.
Sesay is chocoholic and shoe lover since birth. She loves to travel new locality and learn about the culture of that place. She is huge of Beyonce and loves attending her shows. In her leisure, she enjoys pampering herself with luxurious spa and makeover.
3. Professional Career
Isha Sesay is currently serving as an anchor and correspondent for CNN International. But getting into the chocolate cake was not easy; she sent numerous emails for getting a job since her college. Previously, she worked for BBC as an unpaid employee at early days.
Sesay was hired by CNN International in 2005 as a newsreader and correspondent. Then she was appointed in Atlanta, Georgia, USA at CNN’s international headquarters. In April 2007, she covered the presidential election of Nigeria, where she also interviewed with both presidential candidates; Olusegun Obasanjo as well as Umaru Yar’Adua.
- 1998: Joined BBC Scotland and later went to BBC Choice
- 2002: Started working for Sky Sports News
- 2005: Joined CNN International as an anchor and correspondent
Following year, she traveled to South Africa for covering the opening of the Global Elders. She was appointed as a host of “International Desk” in 2009 and worked on the weekday show for two years. Leaving the show, she became an anchor of “BackStory” which turned into weekday show on 16 April 2012. Then she was named as the presenter of network’s latest show “CNN NewsCenter”.
Besides her other assignment at CNN, Sesay is also a contributor to “Anderson Cooper 360” as a host of “360 Bulletin” with her debut on 17 January 2011. The same year, she was assigned as an anchor of HLN’s “Evening Express”.
Isha Sesay started her career as an intern for BBC’s “Kilroy”, later she was appointed as a full-time staff of the network. She then moved to BBC Scotland and did her early on-screen show at BBC Choice in 1998. She became an anchor for various shows of BBC, TWI, and CNN prior to moving SKY.
In March 2002, Sesay joined SKY as an anchor of “Good Morning Sports Fans” While there, she interviewed with Ellen MacArthur, toured with Arsenal football club to Reebok Stadium and also met former boxer, Michael Watson. She also hosted ITV’s “ITV Morning News”. Moreover, she was a news anchor on the morning show “GMTV”.
4. Net Worth and Salary 2018
Isha Sesay has obviously accumulated the huge sum of money with her over decade service at CNN. Though it is not revealed that how much she owns currently by any authorized site.
Isha Sesay net worth and salary haven’t been released officially till date. Still, we can guess that how much money she possesses as she has been working in CNN for more than a decade.
- Salary: N/A
- Net Worth: N/A
If you are a huge fan of her you might have to wait longer to know exactly what fortune she does have.