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 real number of Virginians infected with coronavirus could be at least twice as high as the number that have tested positive, according to new research being conducted by UVA Health and the Virginia Department of Health.
When the Commission to Examine Racial Inequity in Virginia Law was founded one year ago, its task was simple: find racially discriminatory laws still on the books in the commonwealth to be removed. Now, the commission is taking aim at current laws with discriminatory impacts.
A Canadian man is behind bars in central Virginia tonight after he was arrested for attempting to solicit a minor online, thanks to the Greene County Sheriff’s Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) unit.
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.