Reggie Selma

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CNN’s First African-American Photojournalist Assigned to the White House

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4 Video(s) By This Presenter

Reggie Selma – United States Embassy in Amsterdam
Reggie Selma – Department of Transportation, Washington,D.C.
Reggie Selma – A CNN story on Reggie’s Reagan Years
Reggie Selma – London and Tokyo

3 Programs By This Presenter

As a former CNN photojournalist assigned to the White House.

Reggie Selma has traveled the world filming every United States president from Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Obama.

Witnessing firsthand the leadership it takes to govern a nation, and influence the world.

Laughter is the first sign of trust.

Laughter is also a form of wellness.

As we’ve heard all of our lives, “Medicine is good for the soul.” It’s also good for the workplace.

This presentation of inspiration is humorous, sometimes poignant, and always interesting.

While growing up during the segregated Jim Crow south, Reggie Selma witnessed first hand the injustice of sanctioned discrimination.

But, with a strong family, and faith, Reggie Selma went on to become CNN’s first African-American cameraman assigned to the White House in 1982.

Reggie’s motto: “Don’t Let Detours become Road blocks.”


“ Reggie Selma’s stories are entertaining, moving and touching. I truly enjoyed Reggie‘s presentation and you will too!”

— Katie Couric, Legendary TV Journalist

“Reggie Selma is a gifted, dynamic, presenter and storyteller. He has decades of experience and has had unparalleled access to world leaders and newsmakers! The combination of genetics and God given talents,Reggie is the son of a preacher, and the dirt under the fingernails experience he has earned from his career as a CNN photo journalist have created lightning in a bottle. And like Aladdin rubbed the lamp and released a genie, you have the chance to open that magical bottle and release Reggie’s charisma and mesmerizing public speaking to your audience. Book Reggie Selma today for your event and your staff, friends, and colleagues will thank you for the gift you’ve given them!”

— Andrea Koppel, CEO of Time4Coffee Podcast & former CNN Correspondent
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