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OkayMedia Taps Former CNN Journalist Isha Sesay for CEO of Okayplayer & OkayAfrica

Sesay to Join Board of Directors & Launch the Company's New Production Arm, SPKN/WRD, Elevating Seldom Heard Global Voices

As OkayMedia's First Female CEO, Sesay Brings Award-Winning Storytelling Experience Focused on Social Justice & Its Impact on Women and Girls

NEW YORK CITY – OkayMedia, the multimedia organization dedicated to uplifting the artistic and progressive voice of global Black culture, today announced that author, award-winning journalist, and former CNN International anchor Isha Sesay has been appointed to the role of CEO. Sesay will combine her decades of reporting experience –including groundbreaking global coverage of social injustice and the experiences of women and girls – and entrepreneurial spirit to the visionary team at OkayMedia, which includes the digital publications OkayAfrica and OkayPlayer. Central to her priorities will be expanding the company's commitment to innovative storytelling that moves the culture forward.

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