Frank Sesno is a CNN special correspondent, providing enterprise reporting and analysis for the network on a wide range of issues that touch peoples lives. An Emmy-award winning journalist, Sesno formerly served as CNNs Washington, D.C. bureau chief. Sesnos reporting can be seen network-wide including on CNN Presents, the network's flagship documentary program.
In 2006, Sesno reported on global oil production and consumption for CNN Presents: "We Were Warned Tomorrows Oil Crisis." Among Sesno's most memorable reporting in 2005 was his two-part depiction of Rania Attar, an Iraqi women leading a life plagued by tragedy, as she moves suburban Virginia to start a new life.
As an independent commentator and filmmaker, Sesno has appeared on PBS, the History Channel, other networks, and National Public Radio. His recent work has including hosting duties for Sesno Reports for public television; production of a four-part, eight-hour PBS documentary series about weapons of mass destruction and terrorism called Avoiding Armageddon; a 10-part series about global perspectives called worldtalk. In 2002, Sesno reported and produced Ronald Reagan: A Legacy Remembered, a two-hour documentary for the History Channel.
Sesno spent 17 years at CNN, serving as a news anchor, analyst and reporter. For seven years, he hosted Late Edition with Frank Sesno, the network's flagship weekend interview program. As D.C. bureau chief, Sesno was responsible for staffing and news coverage in the nations capital.
Before joining CNN in 1984, Sesno worked with Associated Press Radio as a White House, national and overseas correspondent based in London. Sesno has won several prestigious journalistic awards, including an Emmy, several Cable ACE awards, a Cine Award for Avoiding Armageddon and an Overseas Press Club award.
Sesno also serves as professor of media and public affairs at The George Washington University.