Charles M. Sennott is the founder and executive director of The GroundTruth Project, a nonprofit media organization based at the Public Broadcasting Service’s flagship station, WGBH in Boston. An award-winning foreign correspondent, author, editor and entrepreneur, Sennott has reported on the front lines of wars and insurgencies in at least 15 countries.
Sennott’s experience reporting internationally led him to launch The GroundTruth Project in 2014. He is dedicated to training the next generation of international journalists for the digital age. He is also the co-founder and executive editor of GlobalPost, an award-winning news website which merged with PRI’s “The World” in 2015, which is also based at WGBH.
Sennott was named a leading social entrepreneur by Draper Richards Kaplan, a Menlo Park, California, based venture philanthropy firm, which has added GroundTruth to its investment portfolio. Sennott served as the Boston Globe’s Middle East Bureau Chief based in Jerusalem from 1997 to 2001 and as Europe Bureau Chief based in London from 2001 to 2005. He is the author of two books, “The Body and The Blood” and “Broken Covenant.” He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism where he completed the one-year Sulzberger Executive Leadership Program.