For over 30 years Reggie Selma was one of CNN’s most dedicated and knowledge photojournalists based in their Washington, D.C. bureau. He has traveled around the globe filming every U. S. president from Reagan to Obama. Reggie has also covered some of the most iconic figures of our time. Leaders such as Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, and the Dalai Lama, giving him a front row to history.
After a long and successful career behind the lens, Reggie has now stepped in front of the camera as an inspiring and entertaining speaker.
Reggie’s unique behind-the-scene’s perspective gives you a rare glimpse ‘behind the curtain’ at historical figures that few people are able to witness.
Reggie Selma grew up non the “Jim Crow” south of Birmingham, Alabama. His childhood was that of white and colored restrooms, church bombings, and fire hoses. However, a strong and loving family taught him you can overcome any obstacle, even legalized discrimination, with faith, and education, and a belief in yourself. With that guidance, in 1982, Reggie became a media pioneer, becoming CNN’s first African-American cameraman assigned to the White House.
Reggie has truly led a “Life Less Ordinary” than most.
With his warmth, and inspiring story-telling ability, Reggie’s presentation will be a perfect match to help you create an engaging and entertaining program that your group or organization will love to attend. And one they will surely talk about and remember for a long time after it’s over!