CJ Paschall

CJ Paschall


Charlottesville, Va.

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).

Recent Articles by CJ

  God, Guns, and a Good Time rally gun raffle for Bob Good campaign violated Virginia gambling and election law

  “Mapping CVille” project charting historical housing discrimination moves into new phase

  Charlottesville Area Transit, JAUNT offering rides to the polls for ADA-certified residents

Wineries say 2020 harvest is far different than years past

  Rassawek, ancestral Monacan Indian capital at center of water pump plan, named to list of endangered sites

  UVA researchers say at least 60% of population needs to receive COVID-19 vaccine for it to work

ACPS using inquiry-based model to help teach students about current calls for racial justice

  Despite residence hall cases, UVA says fall semester progressing as planned

Culpeper Police charge man with first-degree murder, malicious wounding

Greene County, Rapidan Service Authority feud intensifies

  Charlottesville artist: FedEx lost my paintings en route to gallery in Denver

Community members call for Charlottesville City Council to change honorary street naming policy

  Charlottesville City Manager Tarron Richardson tenders his resignation

  Vice President Mike Pence speaks at Virginia Military Institute

Virginia House, Senate ready for showdown over criminal justice reform

Rivanna River sees increased traffic during pandemic

  ACPS begins new strategic plan process with “Portrait of a Graduate”

ACPS trangender policy could soon shape similar policies statewide

  New campaign thanking frontline workers, businesses kicks off in central Virginia

  Charlottesville Doctor says Greene County Sheriff’s Deputy refused to wear mask during traffic stop

LOCKN’ postpones festival to 2021

TJHD issues warning about potentially fatal batch of heroin in greater Charlottesville area

  Charlottesville fines protest organizers for violating COVID-19 ordinances, occupying city parks without permits

Albemarle County Public Schools and Charlottesville City Schools reveal very different homeschooling trends

  Staunton residents, businesses prepare for more rain as Hurricane Laura approaches

  Albemarle High School band prepares for start of virtual classes

New University of Virginia employee union announced, pushes for online classes

  University of Virginia Alderman Library demolition continues with sustainability in mind

Paid sick leave bill shot down in Virginia State Senate committee

Virginia Supreme Court will hear Charlottesville Confederate statues case in November