Femi Oke (born 30 June 1966) is a British television presenter and journalist.
Femi was born in Britain to
Nigerian parents of the Yoruba ethnic group. She is a graduate of Birmingham University where she received a bachelors degree in English literature and language. She used to appear as a daily newscaster, contributor and interviewer on Public Radio International/WNYC's morning public radio news program, . Currently. she hosts The Takeaway The Stream on Al Jazeera English. She is also the sister of Fumni Oke, a teacher.
Broadcasting career [ edit ]
Oke is a former anchor for
CNN International's World Weather service at the network's global headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. She presented weather segments for the programs Your World Today and . She also regularly hosted World News Inside Africa, now fronted by Errol Barnett, a programme that looks into the economic, social and cultural affairs and trends in Africa.
Femi began her career at age 14 working as a junior reporter for the
United Kingdom's first talk radio station LBC. During 1993 Femi worked for a cable station called Wire TV, this was pre-Janet Street Porter's L!VE TV. Femi presented several shows for the station, including the popular Soap on the Wire on a Saturday afternoon, with soap opera expert Chris Stacey. In the early 1990s, Femi presented the BBC's flagship educational science programme and was also a presenter of Science In Action . She has also worked for Top of the Pops GMTV, London Weekend Television, Men & Motors and Carlton Television. She joined CNN in 1999, and worked there until 2008.
Public speaking [ edit ]
She has accepted an invitation to teach on behalf of the
World Meteorological Organization in Buenos Aires, Argentina, conducted guest lectures for Emory University in Atlanta and been a guest speaker at the United Nations, addressing the World Food Programme in Rome, Italy.
Femi appeared in the short film
The Last Hour (2005).
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