Isha Sesay Biography: Age, Parents, Marriage, Child, Net Worth

Isha Sesay is a British journalist who came to prominence as an anchor and correspondent for CNN International. She also became the presenter of the 360 Bulletin on Anderson Cooper 360⁰. She became part of HLN as a co-anchor for Evening Express in 2012 and left CNN to support a girl’s education project W.E. Can Lead.

Isha Sesay
Isha Sesay: Wiki, Bio, Age, Facts, Photo
Quick Facts
Full Name:Isha Isatu Sesay
Date of Birth:January 6, 1976
Place of Birth:Bordeaux, France
Parents:Kadi Sesay, Mamud Sesay
Siblings:Mamud Sesay, Jane Sesay
Husband:Leif Coorlim (div.)
Height:5 feet 6 inches
Net Worth:$1 million

Early Life

Isha Sesay was born Isha Isatu Sesay on Januaryb6, 1976 in Lonodn, England to Temme parents of Sierra Leonian descent. She had her early childhood in Sierra Leaone where she lived and practiced Muslim faith. She grew up with her siblings, an elder sister and younger brother. Her mother Dr. Kadi Sesay is a former lecturer at Fouray Bay College, and was also appointed as an advisor to the government of Valentine Strasser. Her father, Mamud Sesay who passed away in 1988, worked as a legal advisor to the Sierra Leone Producing Marketing Board (SLPMB).

She attended Fouray Bay College and St. Joseph’s Secondary School, both in Freetown.

She moved to UK in 1992 to further her education, After completing her A-levels, she studied English at Trinity College, Cambridge. She worked as a waitress in a bar while studying.


Sesay started her career as a researcher for the BBC talk show Kilroy and moved to Glasgow to work for BBC Scotland. She became a TV announcer on BBC Choice where she presented several programmes for the BBC, CNN, and Twi.

She joined Sky in March 2002, as an anchor on Good Morning Sports Fans for Skye Sports News where she was able to interview the likes of Michael Watson, Ellen McArthur, and also travelled with the members of Arsenal football team for an exhibition match at Reebok Stadium in support of Kanu Nwankwo’s heart foundation. She moved to ITN, where she anchored the ITV Morning News Programme, and also became a newsreader on breakfast programme GMTV.

Sesay became a news anchor and correspondent at CNN International. She covered the Nigeria’s presidential election in 2007 where she conducted interviews with both the outgoing president Olusegun Obasanjo and the newly elected president Umaru Yar’Adua. She also covered the launch of the Global Elders in South Africa, later that year.

She left CNN in 2018 and announced that she will writing a book on the abduction of Chibok girls, and also revealed her plans to continue her engagement with African issues.

Sesay launched W.E Can Lead (Women Everywhere Can Lead) in 2014., an educational, non-profit organization which was created to support African girls in receiving education.

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Personal Life

Isha Sesay was married to Leif Coorlim before they divorced.

Social Media

Isha Sesay is active on social media. She is on Instagram, @iamishasesay and Twitter, @IshaSesay

Net Worth

Ishe Sesay earns her career as a journalist. She has an estimated net worth of $1 million..

Frequently asked questions

Below are some frequently asked questions about Isha Sesay:

Who is Isha Sesay?

Isha Sesay is a British journalist who came to prominence as an anchor and correspondent for CNN International.

How old is Isha Sesay?

She was born on January 6, 1976

Where is Isha Sesay from?

She was born in Bordeaux, France.

Is Isha Sesay married?

She was married to Leif Coorlim before they divorced.

What is Isha Sesay’s Net Worth?

Ishe Sesay has an estimated net worth of $1 million

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