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).
Broadband brought Senator Mark Warner to central Virginia for the second straight day. The senator was part of a roundtable about boosting rural internet access hosted by Piedmont Virginia Community College Thursday, April 8.
Charlottesville City Council is considering a new budget item that would guarantee more tenants have access to lawyers. Advocates say what’s being considered is not close to enough to solve the problem for good.
One of the victims of the pandemic budget cuts: a push to bring public defender pay more in line with prosecutors in Albemarle County. Supporters of the work being done say it’s not just about money, it’s about equality in the justice system.
A Greene County man says his son is being excluded from school and kept off the football field by Virginia health officials and his own school district in a dispute over the length of COVID-19 quarantine.
Wineries are getting ready for growing season, and bud break is just around the corner. Despite losing many grapes to frost last spring, wine makers say the 2020 vintage has turned out to be quality, if not quantity.
The UVA computer model used by the Virginia Department of Health to forecast COVID-19 predicts better days ahead. One of its designers says that’s because of climbing vaccinations, but the state is not out of the woods just yet.
Albemarle County Public Schools new approach to gifted students was just getting rolled out when the pandemic turned the world upside down. One year later, teachers and administrators say they are still seeing results and they’ve actually learned some things from the pandemic.
Two U.S. lawmakers from Virginia are teaming up to boost job training across the country. They say increasing access to career and technical education will help workers, businesses, and the economy as a whole.
People who are homeless, incarcerated, or have income low enough that they haven’t filed a tax return – you qualify for a stimulus check. There may be additional steps you need to take to get that money.
If you have not gotten your stimulus check yet, you are not alone. The differences between why some have already gotten the $1,400 payment and why some are still waiting comes down to your bank and delivery method.
Just days after Virginia received its first doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, those shots are being administered. Organizers say the new vaccine could be key in getting the virus under control.
With the deadline for all schools statewide to have an in-person learning option less than two weeks away, Governor Northam paid a visit to Louisa County High School to see how they’re tackling the pandemic.