A.J. Nwoko

A.J. Nwoko

Multimedia journalist

A.J. Nwoko grew up in a small city in Alamance County, North Carolina. After graduating with a bachelors degree in Electronic Broadcast Journalism and music from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he found his way to Charlottesville Virginia working as a News Photographer at NBC29 WVIR-News.

After nearly two years covering stories from behind and in front of the camera A.J. made his way to Richmond Virginia where he is on your side every evening as a multimedia journalist at NBC12.

A.J has a passion for telling stories no matter how big or small. His career has taken him all over the country covering stories from the 2017 Charlottesville riots, to hurricane coverage in Florida. But A.J.'s passion lies in telling stories about everyday people in his community doing extraordinary things and boldly overcoming adversity. And he'd love to tell your stories next.

When A.J. isn’t working you can find him running all over Richmond, drawing cartoons, and writing and playing music.

If you have a story you want to tell, just shoot A.J. an Email.


  • UNC Chapel Hill, Electronic Broadcast Journalism Major, Music Minor

Recent Articles by A.J.

  Push to change historic markers with Confederate image on Fan District homes

  Travel experts predict surge in road trips as major airlines warn thousands of layoffs

  State seeing downward trend in COVID-19 numbers, but health experts say to stay cautious

  Demonstrators shift focus towards monuments during Senator lead 2nd Amendment Rally

  ‘I’m listening, we want to make this department better': Newly appointed Richmond police chief officially introduced

  Singer, songwriter Trey Songz feeds Petersburg at ‘Feed the City Challenge’ event

  Demonstrators offer wide array of protests at the Lee Monument

  Congresswoman helps get Midlothian man home from India during pandemic

  Virginia officers highlight program to improve interactions with police, youth

  High school, college basketball coaches march against racial injustice

  Lawsuit filed against Richmond Police Department over tear-gas being used on peaceful protesters

  “It’s not fair”: Business owners clean up after overnight protests

  Retiree reflects on career inside Dominion building

  Va. lodging industry launches safety initiative as commonwealth reopens

  ‘Safety at all costs’: Richmond pastor to keep 10% capacity limit despite president’s call to reopen churches

James River expected to reach minor flood stage over holiday weekend

  Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney pens letter to Governor to make face masks mandatory

  VCU survey says one-third of patients experience loss of smell, taste

  Midlothian YMCA begins outdoor workouts for first phase of reopening

  ‘It’s like a rebirth’: Chesterfield residents, businesses take advantage of Phase One reopening

  Virginia ABC accelerates approval process for restaurants serving alcohol outdoors

  VCU student gets invite to Ireland after Irish dancing video goes viral

  Virtual run held in Richmond to honor life of Ahmaud Arbery

  Hanover County Board of Supervisors passes Wegmans 2020 rezoning ordinance in 4-3 vote

  VCU Health: Trial for experimental drug effective against COVID-19

  University of Maryland study ranks states on social distancing

  Local black-owned restaurants to benefit from online store

Tree service companies urge safety when cleaning up after storms

  Dozens of homes, property damaged in late afternoon storms Friday

  City police say domestic violence calls on the rise amidst pandemic