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.

  ‘She checks a lot of boxes’: Political analysts weighs President’s Supreme Court nomination

  Customers seek help after clothes trapped inside closed dry cleaning business

  Dr. Avula, Sheriff Irving address inmates' COVID-19 concerns in jails during virtual town hall

  Dinwiddie middle, high school students to begin hybrid learning Oct. 5

  ‘Those of us who are still here need to grab that torch up and be notorious’: Virginia ACLU director remembers Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  Petersburg woman seeking compensation for mother’s delayed burial

  Sister of Stafford County hit-and-run victim pleads for driver to come forward

  Richmond business offers in-home support for families struggling with virtual learning

  'Big Tent Festival’ features Richmond Symphony, funds instruments for RPS students

  Chesterfield woman’s family cabin lost in California’s Creek Fire

  2020 Census Bureau says to be on alert for frauds, scams

  VCU studies ‘neutralizing antibody’ that could prevent COVID-19’s spread

  Parent shares concerns ahead of virtual start to school

  Officials warn boaters to use caution over Labor Day weekend due to high water levels

  ’They’re not really protecting us like they should’: Kroger employees protest for hazard-pay to be restored

  ’I will not hesitate’: Mayor Stoney will seek to have VCU close if COVID-19 cases spike

  ‘They killed my son...it killed my soul’: Grieving family offers reward in 28-year-old’s killing

  ’They give it everything they have and then some:’ Navy veteran, COVID-19 survivor reunites with doctors

  Man fighting for life after Richmond shooting

  State program aims to connect, retrain unemployed for workforce

  Hundreds of volunteers cleanup storm damage at State Park

  Victims in Hopewell deadly double-shooting identified

  Louisa County School District confirms 2 COVID-19 cases since returning with hybrid model

  FDA greenlights expansion of COVID-19 study to VCU Medical Center after positive data

  Flash floods submerge main entrance road at Clover Leaf Lake Apartments

  Richmond father raises awareness for human trafficking

  ’This study is the beginning of the end for COVID’: Midlothian lab runs final study for COVID-19 vaccine

  ‘I’m alive’: Man rescued from submerged car after storms cause flash floods in Richmond

’It changes history from here going forward’: Political analyst breaks down Biden-Harris presidential ticket

  Tri-cities lagging in 2020 Census responses