Know About Leif Coorlim; CNN, Age, Wife, Wedding, Age, Salary

Published Date: 18 Jul, 2019 Updated date: 18 Jul, 2019 By Celebs Podium

The personal life of CNN personality Leif Coorlim is not as open as his personal life so far. The award-winning personality was married to British journalist but their marriage life ended through a divorce and the reason is yet to be revealed.

Leif Coorlim is an American journalist, currently serving as an executive editor at CNN International. He has overseen the broadcast of numerous stories on modern-day slavery from the network’s global headquarters in Atlanta and produces feature programs and documentaries.

Leif Coorlim Bio; Family, Education, Height

Leif was born in 1979 to American parents and celebrates his birthday on 20 August every year. He grew up with his family in Berkeley, California.

Standing at the height of 5 feet 11 (1.8 meters), Coorlim attended Gladstone High School. He then went to the University of Portland and earned a bachelor’s in Communication Studies at the age of 22.

His Career; CNN, Salary

Leif began his career as a writer at the CBS-affiliated KOIN-TV in Portland, Oregon in 1998. He then worked as Producer on a Fox-affiliated KPTV from 2000 to 2003. Later, he moved to WGTV in Washington and became a producer for Fox Television News until 2008.

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Coorlim joined CNN International in 2008 and took the responsibility as a senior producer until 2012. He now serves as an executive editor in The CNN Freedom Project. It is a network-wide campaign that focuses on the horrors of modern-day slavery and raises the voices of both the victims and the many dedicated workers fighting to end this global issue.


Leif Coorlim focuses on modern-day slavery through his documentary on CNN International (Picture: IMDb)

Well, the CNN veteran makes the remarkable earnings from his media stint over two decades. He is likely to receive a six-figure salary as an experienced CNN personality.

Divorced From Journalist Wife

The 39-years-old was married to British journalist Isha Sesay. They exchanged the wedding vows on 18 August 2013. The ceremony was held at Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia. Isha now serves as an anchor and correspondent for CNN International.


Leif Coorlim with his then-wife Isha Sesay during their wedding in August 2013 (Picture: The Hollywood Reporter)

However, the couple is no longer together now. In an article published on in August 2018, Isha revealed that she got divorced from Leif. But their divorce date is still inside the dark shadow.

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Some Interesting Facts About Leif Coorlim

  • Leif’s documentary “Innocence for Sale”, won the CINE Golden Eagle Award in 2010.
  • His ex-wife Isha is the daughter of Dr. Kadi Sesay, a former lecturer at Fourah Bay College, Sierra Leone.
  • Coorlim and Sesay dated for 5 years and were engaged seven months before their marriage.
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