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.