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 antiviral drug Remdesivir, tested against COVID-19 at UVA Health and other sites, helped patients with advanced cases recover 31% faster than patients who received a placebo, the National Institutes of Health reports.
Hospitals across the globe are having to fight just to ensure healthcare workers have the PPE needed to treat patients infected with COVID-19. In that battle, UVA Health is unveiling a new secret weapon.
Students returned from spring break to their first day of “distance learning,” participating in online classes due to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic. Professors and students are breathing easier thanks to a change in the university's grading system.
High School seniors across the country are hearing back from prospective universities, and planning where they’ll study for the next four years. For undocumented students, the dream of college is often a dream deferred. A new bill would potentially make the road to higher education easier for those
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.