OkayMedia Taps CNN Alumna Isha Sesay as CEO

Journalist will head the publication’s new SPKN/WRD initiative

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OkayMedia, the multimedia publisher dedicated to covering global Black culture, has hired former CNN journalist Isha Sesay as CEO.

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OkayMedia includes the digital publications OkayAfrica and Okayplayer.

“I’m so thrilled to be joining the OkayMedia family,” Sesay said in a statement. “This is an exciting company that has long done great work that I have admired. I can’t wait to bring to life all my ideas to expand our content offerings and ways to expose this fantastic brand to even more people in Africa and beyond.”

As one of her early projects, Sesay will oversee the launch of a new production arm called SPKN/WRD, which will focus on elevating seldom-heard global voices.

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Sesay’s arrival coincides with a larger editorial evolution at OkayMedia.

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