CJ Paschall

CJ Paschall


Charlottesville, Va.

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).

Recent Articles by CJ

Refugee celebrates July 4th for the first time as a U.S. citizen

  Western Albemarle High School’s new principal preparing for unprecedented school year

  Charlottesville attorney, ACLU claim Virginia Department of Corrections not complying with lawsuit settlement

  Project Rebound Blueprint charts course to regional economic recovery

  Tribute video for health care heroes seeks community submitted pictures

  UVA Health Doctors explain racism’s negative impact on physical health

Louisa County forms committee to advance racial equality

Report: Charlottesville, Albemarle lost $56M in retail sales in April due to COVID-19

Court Filing: $500K embezzled from Charlottesville law firm by former employee

  ‘Commission to Examine Racial Inequity in Virginia Law’ takes aim at current laws with discriminatory impacts

Greene County Sheriff’s Department arrests Canadian man for virtually soliciting minor

Charlottesville celebrates Juneteenth with dancing, music, and food in Booker T. Washington Park

  Black Lives Matter Charlottesville holds Walk for Justice in downtown Charlottesville

  Construction to close 4th Street NE Downtown Mall crossing starting Monday

  Charlottesville-area delegates talk police reform ahead of General Assembly special session

New Jefferson School African-American Heritage Center program educates teachers on Charlottesville history

Charlottesville Police Department thanks demonstrators for peaceful protests as statues torn down across Virginia

Monticello to reopen Saturday with new health protocols, guest experience

Albemarle County Public Schools examines school resource officer usage

  Activists call for defunding Charlottesville Police Dept. as protests continue

  Charlottesville activists, protesters march from Downtown Mall to UVA Rotunda demanding justice

  Missing Nelson County teenager located safe after 4-day search

Demonstrators in Orange hold Black Lives Matter March

Staunton holds Prayer Vigil for Peace and Justice to honor George Floyd, other slain African-Americans

Monument Fund asks judge to dissolve injunction preventing Charlottesville Confederate statue removal

  Charlottesville activists celebrate removal of Richmond Confederate monuments

Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail reports zero inmate cases of COVID-19

  Central Virginia law enforcement leaders discuss changes underway as protesters call for reform

UVA team wins third-consecutive cybersecurity championship

Law enforcement officials in Charlottesville and Albemarle County speak out about George Floyd’s death