Femi Oke

Femi Oke is currently the Host of The Stream for Al Jazeera English and based in Washington D.C.           

At CNN, Femi presented weather segments for Your World Today and World News. She also hosts the programme Inside Africa, which provides global viewers with a fresh look at economic, social and cultural affairs and trends in Africa. Femi joined CNN International in 1999, and now broadcasts to an audience of over 160 million people.

Since joining CNN in 1999, Femi has reported on a wide variety of science and feature stories including live reporting from the Olympic Games in Salt Lake City in 2002. Femi is also one of the anchors and correspondents for the monthly programme series Global Challenges. Femi continues to host the weekday edition of World Report, the only global news bulletin that features reporting from television networks around the world.

Before joining CNN Femi was a well-known broadcaster in the UK, where she produced award-winning television and reported and hosted news and current affairs programs, science, educational and entertainment shows.

Femi worked as a weather presenter for both London Weekend Television and Carlton Television in London, before joining CNN. She has also hosted, reported for and produced various news and current affairs programs, science, educational and entertainment shows throughout the United Kingdom, Europe, the Caribbean and the United States. She has wrestled with a crocodile in the mangroves of Jamaica, and reported from the frigid depths of a British Antarctic Survey refrigerator with temperatures plunging to minus 37 Fahrenheit.

Her career began when she was 14 years old, as a junior reporter for the UK’s first talk radio station LBC. Femi’s career began when she was fourteen years old, as a junior reporter for the United Kingdom’s first talk radio station LBC. Femi continued to work for commercial radio during her time at school and university. When she graduated from Birmingham University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Language she joined the BBC as a radio reporter and producer. Since the 1980’s Femi has worked for BBC television and radio and all the UK terrestrial television networks.

She received her bachelors degree in English literature and language from Birmingham University in England. She has been invited 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.