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.

  Verizon shows off updated cell tower plans at Henrico meeting

  Church aims to curb violence by offering home to family for free

  Richmond woman benefits from game-changing cancer treatment now offered at VCU

  ‘I’ve lived a good life’: Hundreds of former students honor Va. Marine battling cancer

  City leaders commemorate Oct. 1 as ‘African Holocaust’

  Advocacy group urges LGBT Community to raise voices during VA Pridefest

  Henrico residents question huge spike in water bills

  VCU alumni attempt to break water gun fight world record

  Firearms expert says Colt’s decision to suspend production of AR-15 is about money

  Parents urged to be aware of how teens may hide drugs in plain sight

  Kroger and GRTC team up for Richmond food bank

  Richmond native pilots ‘storm-hunter’ planes into Hurricane Dorian

  1 injured after multiple homes struck by gunfire in Henrico subdivision

  National Park Service commemorates 400th anniversary of American slavery

  ’It breaks my heart’: Pit bull puppy stolen from Richmond home

  Louisa couple devastated after pit bull kills family cat

  Sheriff’s office in Va. warns of ‘virtual kidnapping’ scam

  Hopewell City Council votes to burn down ‘Colonial Corner’ shopping center

  VCU freshmen move-in for 2019-2020 school year

  'It’s the worst thing I’ve ever experienced’: Son speaks out after person of interest in custody in mother’s death

  Chesterfield man says he was nearly electrocuted when neighbor’s house was struck by lightning

  Richmond’s ‘Zoo Ninja’ to compete in city finals on ‘American Ninja Warrior’

  Uptick in crime leads to community ‘Stop the Violence’ meeting

  4-foot deep pothole filled after weeks of complaints

  'Not places of violence’: Community takes on vandalism, violence near MLK Middle

  ‘It’s a way to see us in a different light’: Public Safety Community Appreciation Day allows fun interaction with first responders

  Henrico police conduct emergency active shooter drill

  ‘Until I get a rental car, I’m immobile’: Disabled vet’s truck stolen from Henrico apartment

  Chemists work to train drug-sniffing dogs for law enforcement purposes

  Speed bump installed in neighborhood where child was struck