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 students will be back in the classroom five days a week this fall, if all goes according to plan. The county is also rolling out an entirely virtual school this fall — and it might be here to stay.
Prosecutors in central Virginia are gearing up for marijuana legalization. With the law going into effect in less than three months, some say it’s a positive step – others say there are issues that still need to be resolved.
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.