Femi Oke

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Femi Oke
File:Femi Oke.jpg
Born (1966-06-30) June 30, 1966 (age 52)
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

Femi was born in Britain 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.[1]

Broadcasting career

Femi began her career at age 14 working as a junior reporter for the United Kingdom's first talk radio station London Broadcasting Company.[1] 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.[1] 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.[1]

Public Speaking

She has accepted an invitation to teach on behalf of the World Meteorological Organization in Buenos Aires, Argentina, [2] 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.[3]


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


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Flow With the Stream: My Stroll With Femi Oke". HuffingtonPost. August 21, 2014. Retrieved June 12, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Moderator: Ms. Femi Oke" (pdf). World Bank. Retrieved January 31, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Femi Oke, Al Jazeera Journalist". Biznis. February 13, 2014. Retrieved January 31, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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