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
As the day of Gun Rally at Capitol Square draws nearer “For Richmond,” a local organization that connects dozens of churches in the greater Richmond area, is hoping to ease the fears going into Monday’s rally by inviting congregations all over the commonwealth to pray for peace.
Saturday afternoon a local restaurant owner held a ‘Stop the Violence’ rally in response to the Christmas day quadruple shooting which killed 37-year-old Kenneth Lawson in addition to injuring three others, two of them critically.
Minutes before noon Tuesday hundreds of parents and their children gathered at the rotunda of the Virginia Museum of Science for the museum’s annual Noon-Year celebration. At noon a metal sphericle ball high above the center of the rotunda was supposed to drop 2,020 bouncy balls to the spectators be
As Christmas fast approaches The United States Postal Service (USPS) is reminding drivers to keep in mind postal carriers who are delivering packages during the early morning hours or later than usual in the evenings.
Two Louisa County High School wrestlers and their sisters watching in the stands got a very special, early Christmas present Saturday. Their father an Army Staff Sergeant serving overseas has been scheduled to come home, long term. And he made a very unexpected arrival this afternoon.
Saturday Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of Richmond Fire Lieutenant Ashley Berry at the Second Baptist Church in Richmond.The sanctuary was packed was packed with her family and friends in addition to her fellow firefighters from Richmond and Hopewell fire departments.
Billions of dollars worth of Black-Friday and Cyber Monday merchandise is making its way to your front door in time for the holidays, but U.S. Postal Inspectors say this is also a prime opportunity for porch pirates to make off with your packages.
Henrico Battalion Chief Doug Reynolds and his wife spare no expense when it comes to decorating for holidays, but before final the set of lights are strung on their two artificial trees, Reynolds says fire safety always comes.
Congresswoman Abigial Spanberger talked with voters today during a town hall meeting at J.R. Tucker High School in Henrico with much of the discussion centered around this week’s impeachment inquiry hearings of the president.
Thousands of Second Amendment-supporters attended the Richmond Gun Show at the Richmond Raceway Saturday, which is the second-largest show of its kind in Virginia. But on the mind of the enthusiasts - the outcome of last Tuesday’s election.
In October crews from Commonwealth Power put the finishing touches on a solar farm on the roof of Martin Luther King Middle School in Richmond. This is just one of 10 schools across the city that are benefiting from a grant from the RVA Solar fund.
Dozens gathered Friday night at the basketball courts, near Admiral Gravely Boulevard in Richmond, for a candlelight vigil to remember a 15-year-old Tyrone Williams who police say was accidentally shot and killed by a family member.