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).
Albemarle County Public Schools has been dealing with a bus driver shortage for almost a decade. It’s only gotten worse over time. New legislation in the General Assembly could provide some immediate relief.
The League of Women Voters’ Charlottesville chapter is teaching its members how to get more involved in advocating for political causes. The organization’s Charlottesville chapter held an event at CitySpace on the Downtown Mall Sunday afternoon.
Dominion Energy has announced a new experimental rate plan that would change the way Virginians pay for electricity. The plan, called “time-of-use rate scheduling,” would charge customers based on when they use power, not just how much.
Dogs Deserve Better Blue Ridge hosted a “Postcards and Pints,” event at Three Notch’d Brewery Sunday afternoon. The event is in support for a Virginia Senate bill that aims to add new safety regulations for dogs being tethered outdoors.
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.
One Charlottesville organization is asking a simple question: are you and your family getting enough sleep?Our Neighborhood Child Development Center hosted a workshop to help determine the best sleep plan for young children and their parents.
State lawmakers are just beginning to sift through a long list of legislative proposals, including several that advocates say will paint a more inclusive picture of Virginia’s history. Governor Ralph Northam is championing some of those proposals.
If your commute includes Rio Mills road, you’re in for some traffic changes starting Monday. The Virginia Department of Transportation is altering the traffic pattern where the road intersects with Route 29.
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.
Some of Virginia’s best and brightest students converged on University of Virginia grounds to put their brains, and robots, to the test. UVA played host to the Charlottesville regional qualifier for the First Tech Challenge. Middle and High Schoolers build robots to complete tasks.
After a rabies scare in Fluvanna County last week, the community is coming together to keep pets safe. Multiple animal advocacy groups in the area held a free emergency rabies clinic after an infected dog attacked a juvenile and exposed the disease to an unknown number of people.