Lola Ogunnaike

Lola Ogunnaike

Journalist and Television correspondent

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Lola is a seasoned media veteran, with a career as a writer and television correspondent, covering key events in entertainment, popular culture and politics for the New York Times, CNN, NBC, MSNBC, BET, MTV, VH1 and Al Jazeera.  She’s interviewed First Lady Michelle Obama, George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Lupita Nyong’o, Jon Stewart and Oprah Winfrey.  Lola currently hosts "Entertainment Weekly The Show," a series which explores the biggest stories in pop culture, but fans were first introduced to her work when she began her career as a newspaper reporter.  After nearly six years at the New York Times, she joined CNN as an entertainment correspondent for the network’s flagship show American Morning.  While at CNN, she covered the inauguration of President Barack Obama, banner red carpet events and breaking news.  Lola, who is Nigerian American, also interviewed African newsmakers for CNN International’s popular series African Voices.

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