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
Tuesday, during an in-person school board meeting, Dinwiddie County’s School Board voted unanimously to pass a series of recommendations that will allow parents of middle and high school students to opt for in-person hybrid learning beginning Oct. 5.
Amber Law is relying on the fondest memories she had with her older brother Stephen Law Jr. because she is now faced with the reality that she will never have the chance to make new ones with him again.
In a time where parents everywhere are struggling to be the educational bridge between their children and the laptop, entrepreneur Samuel Anderson has stepped up to create a business called Direct Learning Solutions (DLS) that aims to give relief to families stressed out with learning virtually.
If you’ve filled out your U.S. Census application, the 2020 Census Bureau says there is a chance you may be receiving another knock on your door or phone call from a U.S. census taker to make sure that the people in your home were counted accurately as part of the bureau’s quality assurance program.
As the country waits for a viable vaccine to emerge, which could put an end to the COVIC-19 pandemic, VCU Medical Center is beginning a new clinical trial that aims to use laboratory-created antibodies to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among people who test positive and their household contacts.
Armed with a megaphone and a handful of posters, a small group of Kroger employees made their stand underneath a hot afternoon sun at the Broad Street Kroger location to fight for what they say is adequate compensation for the work they do.
During Tuesday’s COVID-19 briefing, Mayor Levar Stoney did not mince words when reflecting on his alma mater James Madison University after its decision to go virtual after it reported 513 active COVID-19 cases Tuesday.
In the time since Wilkerson has recovered from COVID-19, he has had check-ups in with his primary physician to continue monitoring his condition, but Thursday he wasn’t going back tho the hospital for his usual check-up. This time he was showing up to salute the medical professionals who saved him.
A new statewide program born out of the pandemic known as Virginia Ready Initiative is searching for unemployed Virginians to apply for the programs in order to be retrained for available in-demand job opportunities across the state.
Pocohantas State Park rangers received help from hundreds of volunteers Saturday morning from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. after historic rains caused extensive flooding as high as 15 above normal levels and damage to biking, trails, bridges, and park equipment a week ago.
Jackeline Marquez calls Saturday’s flash-flooding along the entrance road to the Clover Leaf Lake Townhomes in Chesterfield an unfortunate case of Déjà vu outside of her unit tan that has her anxiety about as high as the floodwater.
Chris Lane knows first hand the pain human trafficking can cause. While Lane’s oldest son wasn’t a victim of human trafficking, his involvement with the crisis while working for a landscaping company down in Virginia Beach cost him his life.
With the announcement that 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden has chosen Kamala Harris as his running mate, political analyst and VCU professor, Dr. Diedre Condit, says the stage has been set for what’s sure to be one of the most significant presidential races in our nation’s history.
With less than two months before the Sept. 30 deadline for the 2020 Census, local officials say Richmond, Petersburg and Hopewell are on track to miss out on millions of dollars in funding for roads, education and healthcare because enough people aren’t filling out the questionnaire.