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!
One veteran who lives in Crozet will be heading to Tanzania next month with a program that’s part of the Chris Long Foundation and the journey is providing a well of good will. Corporal Kevin Blanchard lost his leg to an IED near the Syrian border in 2005. Now he’s embarking on a different journey,
The end of 2019 is a tough one for businesses in Charlottesville as the city is continuing to see more brick and mortar stores close up shop. Brixx Wood Fired Pizza closed its doors on December 23 and Urban Outfitters on the downtown mall will close January 5.
Albemarle County is one of the more expensive areas to live in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Despite high costs, Albemarle County Board of Supervisors say the county is losing out on key funding from the state for things like education because it's not designated as a "cost to compete area."
A Charlottesville brewery closed its doors Sunday evening, but it went out with a bang. The Hardywood Pilot Brewery and Taproom hosted a farewell party Sunday. The party lasted from noon and just ended around 9pm tonight.
Some area advocates say plans to honor a historic African American neighborhood in Charlottesville are falling short, missing the mark on one key way to value the city’s living history. The city is moving forward with plans for Vinegar Hill Park on the West End of the Downtown Mall, but before those