Food Tank recently had the opportunity to speak with with Frank Sesno, creator of Planet Forward, who was one of the speakers at the 2015 Food Tank Summit.
Frank Sesno is an internationally recognized journalist with more than 30 years of experience reporting from around the world. Well known as anchor, White House Correspondent and talk show host with CNN, he is also a nationally renowned moderator, who has engaged some of the world’s leading personalities. Sesno currently serves as Director of George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs, where he leads a faculty of nearly two dozen world-class faculty who research and teach journalism, political communication and the impact of digital media in international affairs. He teaches classes on journalism ethics, documentary, sustainability reporting, and ‘the art of the interview.’ An Emmy-award winning journalist, Sesno created and hosts PlanetForward.org, a user-driven web and television project that brings students and experts together to examine innovations in sustainability and global food security. Sesno has produced Planet Forward for Bloomberg Television, Huffington Post, Public Television and National Geographic. Sesno also launched FacetheFactsUSA.org, a nonpartisan content hub dedicated to highlighting factual information during the 2012 election cycle. Both Planet Forward and Face the Facts are produced by GW’s Center for Innovative Media, of which Sesno is co-director. Sesno has interviewed many world leaders including five U.S. Presidents – George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter – Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, Margaret Thatcher; Yasser Arafat; Hosni Mubarak and others.