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Friday WHC Weekend Guide - 8 Parties, One Night - Posted April 30, 2014
Yesterday we gave you a rundown of what's to come the Thursday before White House Correspondents' Weekend. Now we're back with everything taking place on Friday -a full-on cluster of eight events taking place throughout the city. Just keeping track of all of them has been a hassle! Check out the list,... [FishbowlDC]

Charlie Rose, Star Jones, Joe Kernan and Jack Welch Hold Court - Posted May 30, 2012
I could just tell the power lunch crowd was (mostly) all business today. The noise level was considerably lower than in past weeks -- who needs your neighbor to learn about your next big move before it hits "Page Six"? -- and the table hopping was kept to a minimum. It... [Fishbowl NY]

Charlie Rose, Star Jones, Joe Kernan and Jack Welch Hold Court - Posted May 30, 2012
I could just tell the power lunch crowd was (mostly) all business today. The noise level was considerably lower than in past weeks -- who needs your neighbor to learn about your next big move before it hits "Page Six"? -- and the table hopping was kept to a minimum. It... [FishbowlNY]

Lola Ogunnaike on Using Twitter as a Journalist - Posted May 24, 2012
Entertainment freelance journalist Lola Ogunnaike has found the way to make the most out of Twitter when it comes to getting instant reactions from celebrities. "Twitter has made my job a bit easier because you no longer have to w... [FishbowlLA]

So What Do You Do, Lola Ogunnaike? - Posted May 23, 2012
Today on mediabistro.com, we ask Lola Ogunnaike, a contributor for the "Today" show and MSNBC, "... [TVNewser]

How Lola Ogunnaike Snagged Big Time Bylines - Posted May 23, 2012
While Lola Ogunnaike has interviewed First Lady Michelle Obama for BET and been a regular contributor for Today and MSNBC, her first love is writing, with her byline appearing in the pages of ... [Fishbowl NY]

How Lola Ogunnaike Snagged Big Time Bylines - Posted May 23, 2012
While Lola Ogunnaike has interviewed First Lady Michelle Obama for BET and been a regular contributor for Today and MSNBC, her first love is writing, with her byline appearing in the pages of ... [FishbowlNY]

Lola Ogunnaike on the Journalism Degree Debate - Posted May 23, 2012
Whether you're a graduating senior or a professional switching careers, you know the debate over the true value of a journalism degree is always ongoing. In mediabistro.com's So What Do You Do? interview, freelancing heavyweight ... [TVSpy]

Lola Ogunnaike on the Journalism Degree Debate - Posted May 23, 2012
Whether you're a graduating senior or a professional switching careers, you know the debate over the true value of a journalism degree is always ongoing. In mediabistro.com's So What Do You Do? interview, freelancing heavyweight ... [10,000 Words]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted May 17, 2010
Quote of the Day "The media is far more interested in talking about what Michelle is wearing, her workout routines, her hair styles. And they don't really care about her as a substantive character." --Commentator Lola Ogunnaike on the media's treatment of First Lady Michelle Obama on CNN's "Reliable Sources" with... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted December 11, 2009
• NBC's Meet the Press: President's Council of Economic Advisers Chair Dr. Christina Romer, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D-MI), former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) and CNBC's Jim Cramer • CBS' Face the Nation: Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) and Sen.... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted August 14, 2009
CBS' Face the Nation: WH Press Sec. Robert Gibbs. Roundtable with former Sen. Charles Hagel and Former Rep. Lee Hamilton. ABC's This Week w/ Jake Tapper... [FishbowlDC]

Lola Ogunnaike Leaving CNN - Posted May 29, 2009
TVNewser has learned CNN entertainment correspondent Lola Ogunnaike is leaving the network. Oguannaike joined CNN in May 2007 and had reported primarily for CNN's American Morning. Today was her last day. Her contract was not renewed. A CNN spokesperson tells TVNewser, "Lo... [TVNewser]

The Fix Comes to CNN's Morning Show - Posted March 16, 2009
CNN's American Morning (6am-9amET) has made some changes to its presence on CNN.com. They've launched a new blog called amFIX, which replaces the old show page. The blog will be integrated with the TV program allowing viewers to comment on the stories they've seen on-air. American Morning's correspondents will contribute original online... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

"The Most Popular Person in the White House" — Besides The Obamas - Posted February 9, 2009
CNN's Lola Ogunnaike had an exclusive interview that has aired multiple times today with Desiree Rogers, the first African-American White House social secretary. When she first got to the ... [TVNewser]

John Roberts: Untied - Posted November 21, 2008
John Roberts decision to go tie-less during yesterday's American Morning has generated a lot of viewer emails, much of which was read on the air today. CNN correspondent Lola Ogunnaike... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted November 14, 2008
Meet the Press: Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL), BP Capital Management founder/chair T. Boone Pickens and a roundtable with New York Times' Tom Fried... [FishbowlDC]

Has The Media Been Unfair to Sarah Palin? - Posted September 9, 2008
Days before Gov. Sarah Palin sits down for her first big interview with ABC's Charlie Gibson, we put the issue of press fairness to a poll. But first, some notes. • According to ... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted September 5, 2008
Meet The Press: Sen. Joe Biden and New York Times' Tom Friedman. Face The Nation: Sen. John McCain. This Week: Sen. Barack Obama and a roundtable with T... [FishbowlDC]

Burnett This Year's Biz News Hot List-er - Posted July 21, 2008
Another year, another business news anchor making The Hot List. CNBC anchor Erin Burnett continues to make media headlines,... [TVNewser]

"Black in America" Packs Time Warner Center - Posted July 16, 2008
The 10th floor theater at the Time Warner Center was packed with hundreds of guests last night for a preview of CNN's new Black in America series — so much so, two overflow rooms were needed. Before the crowds watched a 30-minute preview of three upcoming specials, ... [TVNewser]

Lola Ogunnaike's Times Suspension A 'Blessing' - Posted May 29, 2007
Lola Ogunnaike keeps getting offers she can't refuse. Five years ago, the Times came after her when she was at the Daily News. Last week, it was CNN: "When you have an am... [Fishbowl NY]

Lola Ogunnaike's Times Suspension A 'Blessing' - Posted May 29, 2007
Lola Ogunnaike keeps getting offers she can't refuse. Five years ago, the Times came after her when she was at the Daily News. Last week, it was CNN: "When you have an am... [FishbowlNY]

Lola Ogunnaike Leaves Times For CNN's American Morning - Posted May 24, 2007
Lola Ogunnaike, the New York Times' star culture reporter with the impossible-to-spell surname, will join CNN's American Morning next Tuesday as the show's pop culture and entertainment correspondent, CNN says. Ogunnaike has been a regular pundit on American Morning and Headline News' Showbiz Tonight, as well as NBC's... [Fishbowl NY]

Lola Ogunnaike Leaves Times For CNN's American Morning - Posted May 24, 2007
Lola Ogunnaike, the New York Times' star culture reporter with the impossible-to-spell surname, will join CNN's American Morning next Tuesday as the show's pop culture and entertainment correspondent, CNN says. Ogunnaike has been a regular pundit on American Morning and Headline News' Showbiz Tonight, as well as NBC's... [FishbowlNY]

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