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).
Over the weekend three more residence halls at the University of Virginia were notified of potential COVID-19 exposure in the dorms due to students that were asymptomatic and didn’t even know they’d been exposed.
The ongoing cold war between Greene County and the Rapidan Service Authority (RSA) heated up this week, with a multimillion dollar lawsuit filed, and two members of the Greene County Board of Supervisors sitting on the RSA board effectively silenced.
Charlottesville City Manager Tarron Richardson has submitted his resignation, effective Sept. 30. City Attorney John Blair II will be the acting city manager as the city begins its search for a new manager.
Albemarle County Public Schools is beginning the process of crafting a new strategic plan, hosting the first meeting of a design team that will shape the direction of the plan with a “Portrait of a Graduate.”
A Charlottesville emergency physician was pulled over by a Greene County Sheriff’s Deputy who repeatedly refused to wear a mask when asked to do so. Greene County’s Sheriff says he is not mandating that his employees wear masks.