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Frank Sesno is an Emmy-winning journalist and currently serves as the Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University. He is also the creator of Planet Forward, a multi-media initiative that showcases environmental reporting by college students. Frank is the former Bureau Chief of CNN’s Washington, DC bureau where he worked for 21 years. He has also narrated two feature-long documentaries, and in 2016 published Ask More: The Power of Questions to Open Doors, Uncover Solutions, and Spark Change. Frank is a highly sought after moderator and public speaker. He earned his B.A. in American History from Middlebury College. 


  • Why it’s a great time to be 22, rather than 52, in the field of journalism (3:01)
  • Why social media, digital media and communication skills are so important (3:41)
  • What are character traits that a student should have upon entering the workforce (4:35)
  • Why it’s not necessary to major in journalism if you want to be a journalist (5:18)
  • Why it’s important to “escape your bubble” as a journalist (8:24)
  • What Frank, in his time as a journalist, has learned that fascinates him the most (10:07)
  • How having a beer with a professor changed Frank’s perspective on life (13:34)
  • Why “Spotlight” and The Soul of America are such good depictions of the life of a journalist

Why to tune into Frank’s main T4C episode #379 to learn more about what he does in his current role and how he built his career.

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