Senior Political Commentator, CNN, and Host, The Axe Files; Director, University of Chicago Institute of Politics; Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama (2009-2011)
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Jeanne Meserve is a homeland security expert and analyst, a sought-after moderator and media coach, and an award-winning journalist.
Jeanne is currently International Security Expert for Canada's CTV News. During her career as a correspondent and anchor with CNN and ABC News Jeanne earned the profession’s highest honors, including two Emmys and the Edward R. Murrow Award. She also contributed to two CNN Peabody Awards.
Jeanne is a member of the Homeland Security Experts Group and the Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity. She is also a member of the board of the Space Foundation.
Jeanne moderates discussions on a wide array of topics, including technology, trade and security. Recent engagements have included AtlanticLIVE events, a NATO session on technological innovation, the Aspen Security Forum, the Munich Security Conference, the Halifax International Security Forum, and global conferences of the International Women’s Forum.
Meserve speaks on topics including communication, media and election security.
She has provided communication coaching to leaders of corporations, educational institutions, non-profit organizations and government. She has prepared clients for media interviews, presentations, moderating, congressional testimony and crisis communication.
While at CNN Jeanne anchored worldwide coverage of the Yitzhak Rabin assassination and the death of Princess Diana. She was the first to report on the devastating flooding in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Other assignments included the Washington snipers, the Elizabeth Smart abduction, and the Virginia Tech shootings. She was a key member of the CNN political team during the 1996 and 2000 elections. After the 9/11 attacks, Meserve created CNN’s homeland security beat, covering intelligence, law enforcement, cyber, aviation, border and port security. While at ABC News, she covered the US State Department and reported from the Middle East, Asia and Europe.
Cities + Tech: Cities Held Hostage
Finding Meaning in the Moment: Redefining Quality of Life
Jeanne Meserve's Speech Topics
Jeanne Meserve moderates one-on-one interviews, panel discussions and townhall-style meetings for organizations all over the world.
Topics have included national security, politics, media, space, environment, health, law, education, and business.
Skills developed as an anchor and reporter give Jeanne the ability to home in on key issues, create a highly interactive dialogue, and synthesize information. She believes a good discussion should be energetic, informative, and thought provoking.
She deeply researches each subject, and each participant, to determine the theme and trajectory of each conversation, give it impact and bring it to a meaningful conclusion.
Women, Be Heard!
How to make your ideas resonate in the workplace.
A Crisis in Crisis Communication
When the next national emergency occurs, who are members of the public going to trust to give them the straight story?
Disruption, Disinformation and Democracy
An examination and explanation of the global phenomenon of election interference.
What Other Organizations Say About Jeanne Meserve
Jeanne Meserve was the perfect emcee for our Annual Meeting. Jeanne’s energy and expertise enhanced the program and our attendees enjoyed having one consistent voice throughout each General Session. She was incredibly easy to work with and extremely well prepared.
American Council of Life Insurers