Toluse Olorunnipa

Toluse "Tolu" Olorunnipa (Toe-Loo Oh-lo-roo-NEE-pa; born December 21, 1986) is a Nigerian-American journalist and political commentator. He is the first reporter of native African and Nigerian descent to cover the White House.[1]

Toluse Olorunnipa
Born (1986-12-21) December 21, 1986 (age 34)
Alma materStanford University (BA, MSc)


Olorunnipa earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and MSc from Stanford University.[2] In college, Olorunnipa wrote for The Stanford Daily.


Olorunnipa writes for The Washington Post and is an analyst for CNN.[3] He previously worked for Bloomberg News and The Miami Herald.[4][5][6][7] His columns have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Tampa Bay Times, The Seattle Times, The Nation, and others.[8] He has been featured as a panelist on Washington Week and Face the Nation, and frequently appears on CNN, MSNBC, CBS News, and C-SPAN as a political analyst.


  1. ^ Omotayo, Joseph (2019-07-29). "Meet Toluse Olorunnipa, 1st Nigerian-reporter to cover White House". Retrieved 2020-01-04.
  2. ^ "Washington Post hires Bloomberg's Olorunnipa". Talking Biz News. 2019-01-24. Retrieved 2020-01-04.
  3. ^ "Washington Post hires Bloomberg's Olorunnipa". Talking Biz News. 2019-01-24. Retrieved 2020-03-10.
  4. ^ Admin. "Toluse Olorunnipa". Washington Post. Retrieved 2020-01-04.
  5. ^ Admin. "Toluse Olorunnipa". Retrieved 2020-01-04.
  6. ^ "Toluse Olorunnipa | CNN, The Washington Post Journalist | Muck Rack". Retrieved 2020-01-04.
  7. ^ "Toluse Olorunnipa". Washington Week. 2018-08-16. Retrieved 2020-03-10.
  8. ^ Review, Jewish World. "Toluse Olorunnipa - Dems weigh the cost of ambition". Jewish World Review. Retrieved 2020-03-10.

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