Conversationalist: John Seigenthaler

John Seigenthaler

Former weekend anchor for NBC Nightly News; helped launch MSNBC

An award-winning communications professional, a former anchor and Special Correspondent for NBC News, John is now a Partner for the global communications and public relations agency, Finn Partners.  His expertise includes crisis communications, virtual media/presentation training, video production and corporate media relations. Seigenthaler advises CEOs, Wall Street executives, corporate spokespeople, attorneys, university presidents, authors, political candidates and government officials. For more than a decade, he anchored NBC Nightly News with John Seigenthaler on Saturday and Sunday, covering presidential campaigns, political conventions, natural disasters, terror attacks in Europe, the Middle East, and 9/11 in New York.  He was the first anchor chosen to help launch MSNBC cable channel in 1996.  In addition, he on appeared other TV news programs including Meet The Press, Dateline, TODAY, CNBC and the Discovery Channel. He also spent 3 years as Primetime News Anchor for the cable news channel Aljazeera America. John holds a B.A. degree in Public Policy Studies from Duke University and is a member of the Newseum Board of Trustees, the Peabody Awards Board of Jurors and an RFK Journalism Awards judge. After more than 25 years in New York and Connecticut, John and his wife Kerry moved back to his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee.

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