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.

  Mother of drunk driving victim speaks out against Governor’s mixed drink to-go order

  ‘I put my family at high risk’: Daughter fearful after discharged Canterbury patient tests positive for COVID-19

  Retail giants introduce safety measures to help prevent spread of COVID-19

  ’I need to get my mother out of there before she gets it’: Daughter discharges patient from rehab center to escape COVID-19 outbreak

  Expert predicts Richmond-area hospitals to fill up within weeks; peak of cases not expected until late-May

  COVID-19 restrictions limit Virginia State Parks to day-use

Local realtors opt for virtual tours amidst impacts from COVID-19

  Henrico County offers COVID-19 support to local restaurants

  Local LPC encourages telehealth to treat COVID-19 anxiety

  Northam warns penalties to businesses breaking COVID-19 mandates

  Census bureau suspends field operations to slow COVID-19

  CDC recommends indoor exercise to relieve stress from Coronavirus

  Health experts encourage people who have traveled abroad to self-quarantine

  ‘Not knowing is the worst part’: Family searching for answers in disappearance of New Kent woman

  10-year-old makes portrait of NBA legend using recycled materials

  U.S. Postal Inspectors cracking down on Jamaican lottery scams

  Health department says no coronavirus at Henrico daycare

  Richmond takes on the MS Push-Up Challenge

  Richmond Ambulance Authority equipping vehicles with pet masks

  Rideshare group talks safety during vigil for 79-year-old Lyft driver

  ‘He was my hero’: Vigil held for Toddler shot, killed in Hillside Court

  Historic marker unveiled for First Baptist Church in Petersburg

  Hundreds of Hanover residents voice concerns over plans for new Wegmans distribution center

  'We haven’t been heard’: Chesterfield parents of students with special needs continue to voice concerns over busing

  Richmond man starts social media challenge to fight Multiple Sclerosis

  Volunteers use GPS technology to map, clean up East End Cemetery

  Virginia in coalition of states suing over regulations of 3D printed firearms

  Thousands of jobs needed in U.S. Census Bureau’s Richmond Office

  Cafeteria renamed in beloved Goochland woman’s honor

  With gun rally concluded, both sides weigh in on effectiveness of demonstrations