Lola Ogunnaike (born September 13, 1975) is a Nigerian-American leisure journalist. A former leisure author for The New York Occasions, Ogunnaike has since labored as a contract media reporter and the host of Sofa Browsing, a star interview internet collection produced by Folks. She is understood for her work on PeopleTV (2005), CNN Newsroom (1989) and Leisure Weekly: The Present (2017).
She’s traveled the globe interviewing Michelle Obama, Goodluck Jonathan, Oprah Winfrey, Sting, Lupita Nyong’o and plenty of extra. In 2007, she was named one among Ebony journal’s “150 Most Influential Blacks in America.”
Ogunnaike has been overlaying leisure information since 1999. Previous to becoming a member of CNN, Ogunnaike was the highest tradition reporter for The New York Occasions and spearheaded its leisure protection, writing profiles of celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Oprah Winfrey and Sting for the paper’s “Arts and Leisure” part.
Beforehand, Ogunnaike was a contributing author for Vibe journal, the place she was liable for month-to-month music options and canopy tales. She has additionally had her work printed in Rolling Stone, New York, Glamour, Particulars, Nylon, the New York Observer and V Journal. On air, Ogunnaike has additionally made common visitor appearances on NBC’s In the present day Present, MTV and VH1.
Ogunnaike at present hosts “Leisure Weekly The Present,” a collection which explores the largest tales in popular culture. She additionally moderates an interview collection on the Wing, the world’s main women-focused, co-working area collective and he or she’s an anchor at Folks TV, the place she hosts breaking information specials, and purple carpet protection.
Ogunnaike obtained her grasp’s in high-quality arts diploma in journalism from New York College and a bachelor’s diploma in English literature from the College of Virginia.
She at present resides in Manhattan along with her husband and toddler son