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.

  Chesterfield doctor gives three interventions to help boost COVID-19 resiliency in adults

  4,000 COVID-19 vaccines to be administered at Richmond Raceway starting Wednesday

  Health officials warn coronavirus spreading faster through community spread

  VDH urges vigilance as COVID-19 cases soar to record levels

  Eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine? Officials say fill out this interest form

  ’First Amendment does not apply’: Law expert says Trump’s social media ban is constitutional

  Dr. Fauci, Gov. Northam discuss COVID-19 vaccine response in Virginia

  VDH labels Capitol riots a superspreader event

  ‘We lost our sense of security today’: Security expert weighs in on Capitol attack

  RACC sees increase in sick, injured animals brought to shelter in 2020

  New Year’s resolutions: Midlothian YMCA promoting physical, mental wellness

  New unemployment benefits: What Virginians need to know

  Researcher says improving your immune system could limit reaction to COVID-19 vaccine

  How you can make holiday returns during the pandemic

  ‘We’re looking to hire 100 individuals in 100 days’: RMC Events seeks applicants for 100 new jobs

  Gov. Northam announces tax freeze on unemployment insurance to protect businesses

  Moderna vaccine vs. Pfizer Vaccine: Experts say both are safe and effective

  Pfizer trial’s placebo volunteers tapped to receive real vaccine

  Virginia teen urges peers to volunteer for Pfizer vaccine trial

  ‘It’s worth it’: Trial volunteer encourages Pfizer vaccine despite temporary side effects

  New social gathering limits hurting local venues

  Chickahominy Health District says rising COVID-19 numbers not driven by in-person learning

  Vaccine in Virginia: Experts discuss safety, distribution of COVID-19 vaccine

  Student reacts to Hanover Co. sport suspension amid COVID-19 spike

  Close friends, community rally to support family of Chesterfield man killed in crash

  VCU researcher studies to see if app can prevent postpartum depression

  Reassuring the skeptics: VCU infectious disease expert weighs in on COVID-19 vaccine

  ‘She was always giving of herself’: Richmond Fire Dept., family to hold vigil in honor of slain fire lieutenant

  AAA says more Virginians staying home for Thanksgiving to curb pandemic

  ‘We lost a lot’: Family honors shot, killed 25-year-old with candlelight vigil