Jeanne Meserve (Host and Moderator)
CNN and ABC news
Speaker at Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2024

Jeanne Meserve is host of the Special Competitive Studies Project’s NatSec Tech podcast which explores the impact of technology innovation on security, economics and democracy. She’s an expert interviewer, sought-after moderator, and award-winning journalist.

During her career as an anchor and correspondent with CNN and ABC News Jeanne earned her profession’s highest honors, including two Emmys and the Edward R. Murrow Award. She also contributed to two CNN Peabody Awards.

Jeanne interviews top leaders in industry, government and academia, moderating discussions on a wide array of topics. Engagements have included the White House Summit on Democracy, the Copenhagen and Denver Democracy Summits, the Munich Security Conference, the Halifax International Security Forum, AtlanticLIVE and Washington Post LIVE events, and the global conferences of the International Women’s Forum.

At CNN Meserve anchored worldwide coverage of the Yitzhak Rabin assassination and the death of Princess Diana. After the 9/11 terror attacks she created the network’s homeland security beat and was the first to report on the devastating flooding in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. She was also a key member of the CNN political team during the 1996 and 2000 elections. While at ABC News she covered the White House and the State Department, reporting from the Middle East, Asia and Europe.

Jeanne has provided communications coaching to leaders in the corporate, government, academic and non-profit world. She is a member of the Homeland Security Experts Group and the Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity. She was previously on the board of the non-profit Space Foundation.