Sean Gibbons

Executive Director

The Communications Network

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Sean Gibbons is the Executive Director of The Communications Network, which supports foundations and nonprofits to improve lives through the power of smart communications.

Prior to joining The Communications Network, he held a series of leadership roles at Third Way, a public policy think tank in Washington. D.C.

Previously, he served as Director of Media Strategy at the Center for American Progress, which The New Yorker called, “perhaps the most important institution in Democratic politics.”. At CAP, he created the organization’s innovative online video department and many of its social media platforms.

Before his career in public policy, Gibbons was an award winning producer at CNN. He was recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for his role in the network’s live coverage of the September 11th attacks and was the Washington Producer for Newsnight with Aaron Brown, American Morning and Anderson Cooper 360. Earlier, he worked for CNN Financial News, overseeing Washington coverage for the CNN’s flagship financial news program, Moneyline.

Before joining CNN, he worked at ABC News on programs including World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, Nightline with Ted Koppel & This Week with David Brinkley.