A supervising producer at CNN, Stephanie Busari has questioned a claim by Kemi Olunloyo that she once worked with CNN.
Kemi Olunloyo had taken to social media with a tweet about her level of exposure as a journalist:
“Some of these fools following me have no idea I spent 20 years @cnn in 5 different capacities. They don’t even know that the CNN they watch here is not exact same as CNN USA.”
In reaction, Stephanie Busari tweeted:
“I have not seen any evidence of this work for CNN beyond a few rambling interviews for some of the shows in 2009. Please enlighten me @HNNAfrica on your 20 year history with CNN”.
Reacting to Busari’s claim, Kemi Olunloyo labeled it an attempt to disgrace her work before Nigerians.
“Busari was 17yo in high school when I was 30yo, approached by CNN Medical in DC while I was the Director of a satellite outpatient pharmacy @HopkinsMedicine in East Baltimore to do a RAVE drugs story. Her attempt to disgrace my work history in the eyes of Nigerians is disgraceful”
She went on to press for an apology or the removal of Stephanie Busari from CNN.
“@CNNPR I am requesting an apology or REMOVAL of @stephaniebusari from the African bureau on my history at the Cable News Network since 1994. If contributors “rambled”, ppl like @AprilDRyan won’t be working @cnn today or poor content dominates”.