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.
Virginia’s congressional delegation was in the eye of the storm as insurrectionists swarmed the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Now, they are picking up the pieces – literally in some cases – and promising to hold those responsible accountable.
The redevelopment of Albemarle County’s Southwood neighborhood is a beacon of hope at the end of a very challenging year for an area full of frontline workers. Despite the pandemic, progress has been continuing behind the scenes.
Albemarle County Public School leaders appealing directly to central Virginia’s legislators before the new year’s session begins happens every year. However, this year that annual meeting is more important than ever before.
A Nelson County food pantry is getting a helping hand from some of the county’s biggest local businesses, as the breweries, wineries, and distilleries of Nelson 151 are kicking off their 11th annual 12 Days of Christmas fundraiser.
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.
Restaurants have relied on outdoor seating during the pandemic as a way for guests to safely distance while still supporting the businesses they love. But when outdoor seating becomes less open to the air, the Thomas Jefferson Health District says extra measures are required.
UVA Health confirmed in an email to employees on Friday that the UVA Medical Center is in a surge. However, while central Virginia’s hospitals have not been overwhelmed by COVID-19 to this point, the growing need is forcing them to shift priorities.