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.

Education:

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

Recent Articles by A.J.

  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

  Company looking to develop land across from Rocketts Landing

  UPS driver says trucks without A/C create dangerous conditions

  Former Va. inmate wins over $1 million in injury lawsuit

  Family remembers woman killed in Shockoe Bottom hit-and-run

  Virginia man fighting County over right to keep toilet decoration in yard

  Henrico church in shock after sanctuary ceiling collapse

  Parents speak out after arrest made in deadly Shockoe Bottom hit-and-run

  Sisters of hit-and-run victim: ‘We want justice for everybody’

  Man holds water fight in response to gun violence in Richmond

  'New neighborhood watch’: Doorbell cameras helping homeowners, law enforcement

  Chesterfield fire crews urge community to practice water safety

12,000 flags at Va. War Memorial honor veterans from Virginia

  ‘I had $8 left in my account’: Richmond mother wins St. Jude Dream Home

  VCU Children’s Hospital breaks ground on new inpatient facility

  Chesterfield holds observance to honor Va. Beach mass shooting victims

  9-year-old shot and killed remembered at vigil

  Richmond band gets big break from overseas music reviewer

  Single mom graduates at top of VSU class