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).
When the Commission to Examine Racial Inequity in Virginia Law was founded one year ago, its task was simple: find racially discriminatory laws still on the books in the commonwealth to be removed. Now, the commission is taking aim at current laws with discriminatory impacts.
A Canadian man is behind bars in central Virginia tonight after he was arrested for attempting to solicit a minor online, thanks to the Greene County Sheriff’s Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) unit.
Delegates and state senators are preparing to go back to Richmond in August for a General Assembly special session that will at least partially address police reform, a topic which has set off demonstrations in central Virginia and nationwide.
The statue of Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue in Richmond will be removed in the coming weeks. For people who have worked to move the statues here in central Virginia, it’s a victory in a battle that has been raging in the public eye for the last decade.