Jeanne Meserve uses the skills developed during her decades in live television to moderate virtual and in person panels, townhalls and interviews. She expertly engages her guests and audiences by asking the right questions, listening, following up and encouraging interaction. 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.
Emmy Award Winner Jeanne Meserve
Jeanne Meserve is an International Security Analyst for Canada’s CTV News, and is host of the 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.
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.
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
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
2023 Copenhagen Democracy Summit
Jeanne was again a co-host of the Copenhagen Democracy Summit, conducting conversations with former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the President of the Czech Republic Petr Pavel, Nobel Peace Prize winner and Ukrainian human [READ MORE]
Book Festival Interview
Jim Popkin, former senior investigative producer at NBC News, got access to important sources as well as classified and private documents for his new book on the Ana Montes case, Code Name Blue Wren. Montes [READ MORE]
Closing the Digital Divide
Digital inclusion is a vital for many communities. Without it they can not thrive. Jeanne moderated a discussion on efforts to address the issue with Verizon Senior Vice President Kathleen Grillo for Washington Post LIVE.
White House Democracy Summit
The 2023 Summit for Democracy featured discussions about technology's impact on democracy. Jeanne was host for the event which featured US cabinet members, members of congress and technologists. Topics explored how to shape emerging technologies [READ MORE]
The Supreme Court decision taking away the constitutional right to an abortion is having a profound impact on women and their health. The SXSW panel entitled "The Post-Roe Fertility Journey" discussed the real world implication [READ MORE]
Space Force Munich Fireside Chat
At the Munich Security Conference Jeanne conducted a fireside chat with General Chance Saltzman, Chief of US Space Operations. The conversation ranged from detecting surveillance balloons, to defending against hypersonic weapons, to protecting space assets. [READ MORE]