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!
The Republican Party of Virginia just landed on its nominating process to select its statewide candidates. The party hopes this will allow more voters to participate, but former 5th District Congressman Denver Riggleman says he’s still unsatisfied.
Friends of Maplewood Cemetery say people are walking their dogs through the land and not picking up after them, allowing their dogs to rip up the turf, and even knock over tombstones. Now, volunteers are helping to clean it up.
A physician at UVA Health says when it comes to COVID-19 vaccines, Black and brown communities are being denied access due to the phase’s rollout structure put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Virginia Department of Health.