CNN announced this afternoon that Lola Ogunnaike will join American Morning…
Lola Ogunnaike, who served as a top culture reporter for The New York Times, will join CNN’s flagship morning news program, American Morning, beginning Tuesday, May 29. Based in New York, Ogunnaike will report on pop culture and entertainment news as part of American Morning’s daily news coverage.
“Lola is as smart and thoughtful as she is fun and engaging – a combination we’re sure will connect with our audience,” said Ed Litvak, executive producer of American Morning. “Her years of experience doing sharp, insightful entertainment coverage will make her a great addition to our team.”
Ogunnaike has been covering entertainment news since 1999. Prior to joining CNN, Ogunnaike spearheaded The New York Times’ entertainment coverage, including profiles of celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Oprah Winfrey and Sting for the paper’s “Arts and Leisure” section. Before that, she was a features reporter at the New York Daily News, where she covered breaking news on celebrities and entertainment.