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 Virginia Department of Health says it is safest to quarantine for 14 days if you test positive for COVID-19 or if you were in close contact with someone who did, but that is difficult if you’re living in a house with family or roommates.
The University of Virginia School of Nursing says the program saw a significant increase in applicants this year. That, while a student group is seeking to increase the amount of diversity in years to come.
Republican candidate for governor Kirk Cox is weighing in on the fight brewing on Capitol Hill over certifying the election results. He’s also discussing elements of his COVID-19 economic recovery plan.
The University of Virginia Health System now has the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. An infectious disease expert made the announcement at a news conference Wednesday afternoon, confirming the current vaccine works for the new strain in the United Kingdom.
As businesses close and unemployment lines grow, the effects of the coronavirus pandemic will linger into next year. That means gubernatorial candidates will need a strong economic recovery plan for Virginia.
5th District Congressman Denver Riggleman says he’s confident there will be a COVID-19 relief bill before the end of the year and he’s speaking out about why he’s one of few Republicans on the Hill that has acknowledged President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.