Jeanne Meserve

Jeanne Meserve uses the skills developed during her decades in live television to to moderate virtual and in person panels, townhalls and interviews. Her knack for asking the right question, listening and following up gives her events direction, purpose and power. Her meticulous research, wide range of knowledge and years of experience 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.


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

Emmy Award Winner Jeanne Meserve

Jeanne Meserve is an International Security Analyst for Canada’s CTV News, and will host the upcoming NatSec Tech podcast for the Special Competitive Studies Project. She 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 AtlanticLIVE, the Munich Security Conference, the International Women’s Forum and many other organizations.

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 works 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.

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. 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.


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, education, and business.

With the skills she developed as an anchor and reporter Jeanne excels at identifying key issues, synthesizing information and creating conversations. She believes a good discussion should be energetic, informative, and thought provoking.

Jeanne works closely with her clients and deeply researches each subject and each participant to determine the trajectory of each conversation for maximum impact.



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. She will host the upcoming NatSec Tech podcast, and previously co-hosted the SpyTalk podcast.  She has been a “news anchor” in preparedness exercises and done voice overs for events, products and book trailers.  Her experience and versatility make her a good fit for a broad spectrum of projects.

Latest News and Events

Election Integrity

Many people feared that the 2022 US midterm elections would damage democracy.  In the aftermath of the voting Jeanne moderated a discussion with top election integrity experts exploring what went right, what went wrong, and [...]

Democracy vs. Autocracy

We are told that democracy is in retreat around the world, while autocracy is stretching and flexing...economically, technologically and militarily.  In the run-up to the US midterm elections Jeanne moderated a global conversation for the [...]

Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a multi-billion dollar enterprise impacting almost every community and nation.  At the Homeland Security Enterprise Forum Jeanne led a panel discussion and a roundtable conversation exploring the latest techniques and technologies being [...]

Future of Aviation

The aviation industry has faced headwinds including Covid, staff shortages and high fuel prices.  Jeanne discussed it all with Larry Culp, Chairman and CEO of GE and CEO of GE Aerospace, for a Washington Post [...]

The Atlantic Festival

For the three days of The Atlantic Festival Jeanne was the offstage voice at the Ideas Stage, guiding the audience through the program by announcing the high profile guests and performers.

Global Emerging Technologies Summit

The Special Competitive Studies Project brought together former US National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, the former head of Britain's Mi6, Sir Alex Younger, and Australia's former National Security Advisor Justin Bassi for a conversation on [...]

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