Daniel Grimes joined the NBC 29 team in July of 2019 after graduating with a master's degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia, so he's excited to rediscover the delicious restaurants, sprawling vineyards and sporting events (go 'hoos!) that Charlottesville has to offer.
After undergrad, Daniel taught in Brooklyn through Teach for America. He then recruited for Uncommon Schools, a network of high performing charter schools in the Northeast.
He discovered his passion for media after a friend approached him to host a talk-show on a digital media website. The talk show was not picked up, but the experience ignited Daniel's passion for storytelling.
When he's not at work you can find him eating chocolate or cheese somewhere in town!
Many places of worship across the NBC29 viewing area are making the difficult decision to close their doors as a measure to keep their congregations safe from the coronavirus, but for some, the services will still go on in a new way.
NBC29 has acquired letters with Charlottesville City Manager Tarron Richardson pushing the fire chief for details on how he would address overtime in the fire department. An activist in Charlottesville calls one of his proposals problematic.
A teacher in Albemarle County schools is challenging a tradition that's been around for years, he's decided not to give students homework, and he says he's seeing considerable results in the classroom.