Femi Oke

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Femi Oke
Femi Oke.jpg
Born (1966-06-30) 30 June 1966 (age 50)
London,[1] England
Alma mater Birmingham University
Occupation Television journalist
Employer The Stream on Al Jazeera English
Website therealfemioke.com

Femi Oke (born 30 June 1966) is a British television presenter and journalist.

Early life and education[edit]

Femi was born in London,[2] England, to Nigerian parents of the Yoruba ethnic group. She is a graduate of Birmingham University where she received a bachelor's degree in English literature and language.[3]

Broadcasting career[edit]

Femi began her career at age 14 working as a junior reporter for the United Kingdom's first talk radio station London Broadcasting Company.[3] 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 Science In Action and was also a presenter of Top of the Pops. She has also worked for GMTV, London Weekend Television, Men & Motors and Carlton Television. She is a former anchor for CNN International's World Weather service at the network's global headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.[3] She presented weather segments for the programs Your World Today and World News. She also regularly hosted Inside Africa, now fronted by Errol Barnett, a programme that looks into the economic, social and cultural affairs and trends in Africa. She joined CNN in 1999, and worked there until 2008. She used to appear as a daily newscaster, contributor and interviewer on Public Radio International/WNYC's morning public radio news program, The Takeaway. Currently, she hosts The Stream on Al Jazeera English.[3]

Public Speaking[edit]

She has accepted an invitation to teach on behalf of the World Meteorological Organization in Buenos Aires, Argentina, [4] conducted guest lectures for the University of Liberia, Emory University in Atlanta and been a guest speaker at the United Nations, addressing the World Food Programme in Rome, Italy.[5]

Film[edit]

Femi appeared in the short film The Last Hour (2005).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Interview with Femi Oke
  2. ^ Interview with Femi Oke
  3. ^ a b c d "Flow With the Stream: My Stroll With Femi Oke". HuffingtonPost. 21 August 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Moderator: Ms. Femi Oke" (pdf). World Bank. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Femi Oke, Al Jazeera Journalist". Biznis. 13 February 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 

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