About 

  • Courtney Sexton is senior vice president for CNN Films. She is based in Los Angeles, California. Sexton, who joined CNN in 2013, works day-to-day with filmmakers to supervise the production of documentary films for theatrical exhibition and distribution across CNN's platforms.

    Since Sexton joined CNN Films, the team has acquired, produced, or commissioned more than 45 original feature and short films. CNN Films has received 25 Emmy nominations, with 5 wins; 2 Television Academy Honors; 3 BAFTA nominations; 4 Academy Award nominations; and an Alfred I. duPont Award. The complete list of CNN Films' documentaries can be found here.

    Prior to joining CNN, Sexton worked as a development executive at Participant in documentary production.