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
Nearly all confederate monuments in Richmond have come down, but residents in the fan say they are still concerned about confederate iconography that can still be found on the front steps of hundreds of homes on Monument and Stuart Avenue.
Underneath a hot independence day sun with a rifle over her shoulder, outspoken Senator Amanda Chase lead a peaceful rally at the entrance if Capitol Square for 2nd amendment rights Saturday afternoon.
Late Saturday afternoon, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney officially introduced Gerald Smith as the city’s new police chief. Smith made the 300-mile trek from the Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Department where he served as the deputy chief.
R&B artist and Petersburg native Trey Songz kicked off the second part of his Black Lives Matter Weekend event with a ‘Feed the City Challenge’ where he along with city leaders hip-hop start Pusha T and former professional basketball star Ricky Davis, distributed thousands of pounds of food free of
What was supposed to be a routine trip to India turned into a nightmare for Paul Kochar. Kochar leaves the states for a month every year to attend a meditation retreat. Getting there was no problem, but getting back home during the COVID-19 pandemic proved near impossible.
Local officers are highlighting a national initiative, designed to help educate youth on how to properly interact with law enforcement. It's called "The Law and You" created by the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives.
Saturday coaches from high schools, colleges, and universities gathered at the foot of the Arthur Ashe Statue on Monument Avenue to stand up for the young people they coach and push for equality and a better future. The group of coaches called themselves the 804 Coaches for Change which formed Monda
A Civil Rights attorney has filed a lawsuit against the Richmond Police Department after officers fired tear gas at peaceful demonstrators a half hour before the mayor’s mandated curfew went into effect.
There are likely countless stories within the walls of the former dominion headquarters and for Paula Jacobson, just about every one of them is a happy memory. Jacobson started working at the East Cary Street building one year after it was constructed in the summer of 1979.
With most of the commonwealth under phase one guidelines, a new initiative called “Safe Stay” is being implemented by Virginia’s lodging industry to focus on the enhanced practices, social interactions, and workplace protocols in response to COVID-19 pandemic
During a weekly press briefing Thursday, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney along with Richmond-Henrico Health District Director Dr. Danny Avula, criticized the general lack of consistency of Richmond residents wearing face-masks while out in public.
The Midlothian YMCA was one of many non-essential businesses including gyms, and restaurants that opened its doors to people across the commonwealth after phase after Governor Ralph Northam’s decision to reopen parts of Virginia after weeks of pandemic restrictions.
For Troy and Joyce Smith, Friday dinner at Mission BBQ in Chesterfield was an occasion two months in the making. This couple is just one of perhaps thousands taking advantage of phase one of reopening in Chesterfield.
After weeks of economic burden from statewide COVID-19 restrictions Virginia ABC authority announced Wednesday that it will be accelerating the process for licensees to receive approval for temporary outside dining areas.
In the days of the pandemic, most of us probably have a lot more time on our hands, but for 20-year-old Morgan Bullock, that extra time is spent on her feet and after taking some time off the VCU student says there has never been a better time to get back into her passion.
Friday runners across the country and around the world took part in a virtual run event called We Run With Ahmaud, to honor the life of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery who was killed while going out for a run. The event found it’s legs in Richmond where the local Facebook group RVA Runners encouraged its
Friday the FDA issued an emergency use authorization for remdesivir "for the treatment of suspected or laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 in adults and children hospitalized with severe disease. the preliminary results from phase three of the drug show that it is effective against treating COVID-19.
This week the University of Maryland released a study that ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia on their effectiveness at social distancing. The Study is known as the COVID-19 Impact Analysis Platform.
After severe storms swept through parts of Chesterfield County Friday, many homeowners with more time on their hands amidst the COVID-19 pandemic are taking care of duties usually left to professionals, but Tree removal companies are urging people not to take on more than they can handle.
Richmond's Police Chief said that crime in the city is at a three week low due in large to the stay at home order. Unfortunately - those same restrictions are casing an uptick in domestic violence calls.