Sit down with Isha Sesay for 10 minutes and you’ll quickly find she can dish on just about anything. Whether it’s the hottest headlines happening in your neighborhood or the biggest stories happening across the globe, she’ll tell you just what you need to know and why you should care.
And when she’s done doing that, she’ll chat about the latest pop culture craze, too, proving you can be well-informed on the day’s news and still keep up with the Kardashians.
Seamlessly integrate all of these topics into one program and you get HLN’s newest show, Evening Express, which Isha describes as “the news that our viewers can relate to instantly.”
We bet you’ll instantly relate to Isha, too, especially as you get the rare chance to see her relax a bit in her new role.
“I like that I get to be myself. I get to be my funny, sassy, opinionated self,” she says. “This is a mix of everything and that really suits my personality because I’m interested in everything.”
How she has time to keep up with it all is beyond us. In addition to her new gig at HLN, Isha provides the news updates for Anderson Cooper 360, anchors two other shows, and files reports for many programs across our multiple networks.
Yet somehow, she still manages to get up in the morning. And not only that, but she faces her crazy packed days with grace and style.
“I feel like the luckiest girl in the world and I remember that when I wake up, no matter how dog-tired I am,” says Isha. “It pops into my head that wow, you’ve got a great job and you’re really lucky, so stop whining. Just get up and get to work!”
If that doesn’t make you want to invite Isha to your dinner table conversation then we don’t know what will! So catch up with Isha and the rest of the Evening Express team from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. weeknights on HLN. You can also reach out to her directly on Twitter ( @IshaSesayCNN). She says she loves talking to people – “anyone, anywhere” – and wants to hear what you think about the new show!