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).
7th District Representative Abigail Spanberger is calling on the people who attacked the U.S. Capitol, and the people who incited them, to be held accountable – including her colleagues in the House and Senate.
As the first COVID-19 vaccinations in central Virginia and across the country are celebrated, the decision to get a vaccine could be a tougher one for several specific groups like pregnant women, those with compromised immune systems, and severe allergic reactions.
As families around central Virginia celebrate Thanksgiving, it’s safe to say that it’s a holiday season unlike any other. That’s especially true for one family that’s had to keep each other at arm’s length just to keep each other safe.
Nearly six decades since the groundbreaking desegregation decision in “Brown v. Board of Education,” two new studies of Virginia schools report the commonwealth’s schools are still deeply divided by race and poverty.
Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger narrowly won reelection in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District in a race closer than many predicted. That tight race, and lost races across the country, represent a larger issue affecting the Democratic Party as a whole, she says.
The city of Charlottesville and the Monument Fund squared off in Virginia’s Supreme Court Friday. While the statues will eventually be moved, it’s a question of when and how much it will cost the city.
Question one – a proposed constitutional amendment – is on ballots across the commonwealth. Supporters of the amendment say it will end gerrymandering as we know it, but opponents say it doesn’t go far enough.
After more than a month of deliberation and debate, House Democrats passed a budget proposal earlier this week. The $134 billion financial plan for the next two years is supplemented in part by CARES Act funding.