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Sharon Ogunleye

Sharon Ogunleye

TV Producer, Thomson Reuters

Sharon Ogunleye is an experienced multimedia journalist well grounded in producing news and feature packages of happenings in Nigeria for Reuters International News Agency. Sharon has a proven track record of handling breaking news situations and coordinating stringers across the West African country.
Television News Agency reporting can be a thankless job – no by-lines, no on-screen celebrity status. In fact, to the public, you do not exist. As a news agency producer and video journalist – your claim to fame is your sheer talent, speed, and nose for a story.

Sharon Ogunleye joined Reuters in 2011 with all three factors firm in hand and has risen in the ranks to run one of Reuters Video News’ most challenging bureaus globally. She has gathered vast experience in a short time. She is daring, hard working, well grounded and wise in the face of breaking news. She is also creative and thoughtful when it comes to producing features. She has impeccable planning skills and this has helped Reuters TV always stay ahead of the story. Equipped to take on the constantly changing world of electronic media and never hesitant to put in the long hours, Sharon has been a 24 hour liaison for all of Nigeria and has been able to build a network of sources, stringers and client contacts that have made Reuters’ operation in Africa’s biggest economy, stronger than it has ever been. Sharon also devotes some of her time to inspiring and empowering young girls.