Presidential Guest Speaker


Frank Sesno

Correspondent, Anchor and Washington Bureau Chief, CNN (1984-2001; 2005-2009)

Frank Sesno, an internationally recognized journalist with more than 30 years of experience reporting from around the world, will be the Presidential Guest Speaker on March 14 in Las Vegas, NV. Well-known as an anchor, White House correspondent, and talk show host with CNN, he is also a nationally renowned moderator who has engaged some of the world’s leading personalities.

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 journalism ethics,documentary, sustainability reporting, and “the art of the interview.”

Joining CNN in 1984, Sesno was White House Correspondent for seven years then moved to the anchor chair. From 1996 through 2001, he served as the Washington Bureau Chief and Senior Vice President. In this capacity, he oversaw the bureau’s editorial direction and supervised the network’s largest newsgathering operation— including its White House, Congressional, and Pentagon coverage, as well as its political reporting. He also hosted Late Edition with Frank Sesno, CNN’s flagship weekend interview program.

Sesno is a frequent analyst on television and in print on the subject of American politics and media. He has hosted and produced documentaries for both The History Channel and PBS.