Jeanne Meserve

Jeanne Meserve is a moderator who brings energy and insight to every event. Her knack for asking the right question, listening, and following up gives panel discussions direction, purpose and power. Her meticulous research, wide range of knowledge, and years of experience managing conversations on television, have made her a go-to moderator, facilitator, emcee, and host for organizations all around the world.

Jeanne Meserve

Jeanne Meserve is a moderator who brings energy and insight to every event. Her knack for asking the right question, listening, and following up gives panel discussions direction, purpose and power. Her meticulous research, wide range of knowledge, and years of experience managing conversations on television, have made her a go-to moderator, facilitator, emcee, and host for organizations all around the world.

Awards

Jeanne Meserve Emmy Award
Jeanne Meserve Peabody Award
Jeanne Meserve Emmy Award

Emmy Award Winner Jeanne Meserve

Jeanne Meserve has been an anchor and correspondent for CNN and ABC News, winning two Emmy Awards, and an Edward R. Murrow Award. She also contributed to two CNN Peabody Awards for coverage of Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf Oil Spill, and anchored CNN’s award-winning coverage of Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination and the death of Princess Diana.

Meserve moderates on a wide array of subjects for groups including the Halifax International Security Forum, the International Women’s Forum, the Munich Security Conference, and the American Red Cross. In 2016 she conducted town hall meetings with six Republican presidential contenders on national security issues for Americans for Peace, Prosperity and Security.

As Director of Training at The Communication Center she provided communication coaching to corporate leaders, government officials, and representatives of educational institutions and non-profit organizations around the world. She has written two books for The Communication Center, The Media Interview: Smart Messages, Strong Delivery and The Presentation: Masterful Messages, Dynamic Delivery.

Meserve currently serves as a member of the Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity, a bipartisan consortium of leaders from the US and Europe in the fields of politics, technology, media and business. The group is working to identify emerging threats to free and fair elections, and develop strategies to mitigate them.

She is also a member of the Homeland Security Experts Group, serves on the board of directors of the Space Foundation, and is an honorary member of the Red Cross Tiffany Circle.  Meserve was formerly a fellow at the George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security.

In the immediate aftermath of the September 11th attacks Meserve established the homeland security beat for CNN. On the ground in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, she was the first to report on the devastating flooding inundating portions of the city. Among her other assignments: the Washington snipers, the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping, and the Virginia Tech shootings. She was a key member of the CNN political team during the 1996 and 2000 elections, and as State Department correspondent for ABC News she reported from China, the Middle East and Europe.

Meserve received a B.A. in English Literature from Middlebury College, and is a recipient of the college’s Alumni Achievement Award.

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Moderating Services

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.

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Conference Consultant

Jeanne Meserve Conference Consultant

Jeanne can develop content for your next conference. She brainstorms with her clients to create events that are relevant and compelling, generating ideas for topics and guests for panel discussions and one-on-one interviews, as well as video and interactive elements. She will also write conference content, such as opening and concluding remarks. She will not only brief moderators, but can provide them with a script that includes a narrative to frame the discussion, and questions for the panel. The goal is always to produce a dynamic, highly-interactive discussion that meets the needs and interests of the audience.

Speaker

Jeanne Meserve Speaker

Communication is the centerpiece of Jeanne’s career. As an anchor and reporter, communications coach, and as a moderator, her job has always been to impart information in a manner that is clear, concise and compelling. She speaks to a wide range of groups on topics ranging from media, to communication and national security, to women’s issues.

On Camera and Voice Over Talent

Jeanne Meserve On Camera and Voice Over Talent

Her years in television and radio are testimony to Jeanne’s abilities in front of the microphone and camera. Since leaving journalism she has been a “news anchor” in preparedness exercises, done voice overs for events, products and book trailers, and provided interviews for a podcast. Her experience and versatility make her a good fit for a broad spectrum of projects.

Writer

Jeanne Meserve Writer

Jeanne is all about writing, whether you are talking about scripts, articles, speeches, or evaluations. She has penned two training books for The Communication Center on media interviews and presentations, and is currently working on one of her own.

Latest News and Events

Washington Post Live

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced a redefinition of "workplace."  During a Washington Post Live session sponsored by Dell Technologies, Jeanne interviewed Dell's Senior Vice President of Human Resources about her company's successful 10-year global effort [...]

CTV News Inauguration Coverage

The siege of the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, heightened worry about the inauguration of Joseph Biden and Kamala Harris.  Canada's CTV News used Jeanne throughout its live coverage to offer perspective and insights [...]

Closing the Racial Wealth Gap

Minority owned businesses have been disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.  In a  Washington Post LIVE session sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation, panelists discussed the policy changes which could help BIPOC businesses survive and thrive.

Halifax International Security Forum

General John Raymond, the head of the U.S. Space Force, and Kay Bailey Hutchison, the US Ambassador to NATO, were among Jeanne’s panelists at the Halifax International Security Forum.  In a session titled  “Space: Contested” [...]

People v. Cancer

Actress, cancer survivor, and cancer patient advocate Fran Drescher was among Jeanne’s panelists during AtlanticLIVE’s annual People v. Cancer event.  Top cancer researchers were also among her guests during panels on creating equity in cancer [...]

Corporate Resilience

The Covid-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for many American companies.  In an AtlanticLIVE event, Jeanne talked to the CEO of Peloton and other business leaders about how they've successfully pivoted to find opportunities in [...]

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