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
Vanessa Hailslip, who lost her daughter to a drunk driver in 2014 fear the Gov. Ralph Northam's decision to help businesses by allowing mixed drink orders to-go could end up hurting drivers on the road decision.
Lisa Hix-Bowling thought she was getting her 68-year-old mother out of a dangerous situation when she discharged her from Canterbury Rehab on March 23rd, But Monday she learned she brought the danger home with her.
In an effort to ease the economic blow the statewide COVID-19 restrictions are having on local businesses, the Henrico County Board of Supervisors and County Administrators is launching an initiative to support locally owned restaurants, caterers and similar businesses by purchasing meals for public
Despite fear and concern of the COVID-19 outbreak shutting down non-essential business and slowing down others, Dr. Lakesha Roney, a Licensed Professional Counselor, (LPC) says she has seen an increase in coronavirus related stress and anxiety in her patients.
In a press conference Saturday Governor Ralph Northam doubled down on his call for businesses to reinforce mandates that limit the number of patrons to businesses in the commonwealth to 10 people or less amidst the latest confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus surpassing 150 cases.
After a week of data collection operations amidst the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus strain the U.S. Census Bureau announced Wednesday that it will be suspending it’s field operations for two weeks until April 1, 2020 in an effort to slow the spread of the illness which has killed thousands.
As people adjust to the limits the threat of coronavirus is placing o businesses schools and the community the Center of Disease Control (CDC) advises that exercise can beneficial in relieving stress and anxiety related to the illness especially for individuals who are self-quarantining.
The response to stop the spread of the virus has caused statewide school closures and caused businesses to temporarily close their doors to prevent large gathering to mitigate the risk of communicable exposure.
From clothespins to rocks, feathers or even lego pieces, what may look like everyday objects to the average person is a world of possibilities for Ashlyn Nelson. The Chesterfield 10-year-old uses these items found around the home to breathe life into art. She has a rolling art shelf full of supplies
For years U.S. Postal Inspectors across the county have been investigating a lottery scam known as the Jamaican Operation Links to Telemarketing or JOLT. Mail fraud crimes are becoming so rampant in Jamaica that they’ve surpassed narcotics and violent crimes in the country.
Tuesday afternoon, parents at an eastern-Henrico daycare got the shock of a lifetime after the daycare posted a message on their wall directed to the parents of the children saying that there has been one reported case of the Rhinovirus and Coronavirus in the classroom.
Having the right equipment to treat victims of smoke inhalation can often save those people from a trip to the hospital and that goes for animals as well, but far too often emergency crews don’t have the specific equipment necessary to treat cats and dogs that are suffering from smoke inhalation.
During a vigil for 79-year-old Lyft driver Franklin Farrens, who was killed last month in Chesterfield, a small group of ride-share drivers gathered in the 1100 block of Courthouse Road to pay their respects.
Hundreds of people from the Hillside Court community and beyond in addition to officers with the Richmond Police Department, gathered outside the home of 3-year-old Shamar Hill Junior, the same area where the toddler was killed while playing outside his home a week prior.
During Chesterfield County Public School’s Special Education Advisory Committee Tuesday, committee members addressed transportation issues still affecting the county. Parents of students with special needs say issues like late buses, long commutes for students, and low driving staff is making things
Roberts left his job as a federal officer and started a new business called Never Stumble Consulting which helps people regain their mobility it also gives him time to support his wife through the pain of MS.
In just a few weeks the U.S. Census Bureau will begin collecting data on the country’s population, an endeavor that will require the needs of tens of thousands of data collecting jobs across the country. Thousands of these positions need to be across the commonwealth including Richmond.
There was barely any room left to sit in the Byrd Elementary School cafeteria Tuesday evening as hundreds of students, parents and loved ones packed tightly, shoulder to shoulder against each other and all for the chance to honor Connie May Brice, who served as a cafeteria lady at Byrd Elementary fo