CJ joined the NBC 29 team in August of 2019 after serving as editor-in-chief of HN Entertainment, an online media outlet dedicated to covering breaking entertainment news.
During his seven years there, he directed HN’s on-site coverage of events like San Diego Comic-Con, New York Comic-Con, and major film premieres. He also interviewed actors, directors, screenwriters and more members from all facets of the entertainment industry.
He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2015 (Go Rams!) with a major in broadcast journalism and a minor in history. While there, he wrote for the sports section of VCU’s award-winning student newspaper 'The Commonwealth Times,' covering men’s and women’s basketball and soccer.
CJ was born in Raleigh, North Carolina but raised around the world, living in N’Djamena, T’Chad; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Stuttgart, Germany; and Lorton, Virginia, instilling a life-long love of travel and an inquisitive appetite.
When he’s not at work, you can find him reading, running, doing a crossword, or cheering on any and all D.C. sports teams (even if they only break his heart).
The Virginia Equality Bar Association (VEBA) held a clinic at the Jefferson Madison Regional Library in downtown Charlottesville on Saturday. The event helped transgendered and gender non-conforming people apply to legally change their names and gender markers, along with answering legal questions.
A group of artists and activists have erected a new mural in support of new legislation that would clear the way for localities to remove or replace their Confederate monuments. The piece was debuted Saturday morning at the Free Speech Wall on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall.
The University of Virginia’s newest employee is helping both students and police officers, one lick at a time. UVA Police’s new therapy dog, Cooper, is now on the job with his owner and handler, Officer Ben Rexrode.
While Virginians are ringing in the new year, new tax laws are going into effect in the Commonwealth. As of January 1st, 2020, a number of new laws will change the way people in Virginia shop and do their taxes.
While the holidays are often filled with joy and celebration with family and loved ones, it can be the hardest time of year for a family who lost a veteran to suicide. A new bill hopes to remind those families they are not alone.
Employment and income in Virginia’s Appalachian counties lags behind the rest of the Commonwealth, and even Appalachian regions in other states. The new data comes as Virginia’s unemployment rate fell to just 2.6 percent.