Rilwan Balogun

Rilwan Balogun


Rilwan Balogun is thrilled to be a part of the Fox 8 News team. Rilwan is from Nashville, Tennessee but excited to explore all of Louisiana.

Rilwan started his career in 2015 as a fellow in Phoenix, Arizona with Carnegie-Knight News21’s investigation on marijuana legalization in the United States. From there, Rilwan went to the Midwest. In Lansing, Michigan Rilwan covered the Flint Water Crisis, Michigan State University Spartans and state legislature.

Rilwan then traveled south to Greensboro, North Carolina where he honed in on his reporting and became the lead crime reporter and covered his first hurricane with Florence when it hit the Outer Banks.

Rilwan is an proud and active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated and the National Association of Black Journalists. When Rilwan isn’t working, you can find him either runner, supporting his Volunteers, or as a cinephile - watching a movie.

Recent Articles by Rilwan

  Parade-goers setting up along routes for Nyx, Druids

All airport arrivals at Armstrong International delayed due to dense fog

  Fire trucks won’t follow behind New Orleans parades

  Parents: 11-year-old controlled by someone older to commit car break-ins

Air of Uncertainty: Meeting Tuesday to address Denka-Dupont plant emissions

Public memorial service for former St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister

  Health experts don’t expect coronavirus but are preparing

  Mandeville man focus of Netflix docuseries ‘The Pharmacist’

Decision looms over future of East Jefferson Hospital

  Protesters demand accountability for the Hard Rock collapse

  Tech companies begin installing 5G poles in New Orleans

  Municipal and traffic court reopens following cyber attack

  Autopsy to be conducted on teen who died in police custody

  Victim: “I absolutely expected it to happen to me at some point,” at vehicle broken into

  New Orleans Council orders study on regulating business outdoor music

  Surveillance video captures Metairie car burglaries

  RV park sold out months before National Championship

  Convention Center preparing for College Football Playoff National Championship ‘Fan Central’

  Business owners prepare for Saints wild-card playoff

  Carnival Glory departs New Orleans after collision damage repaired

NASA’s Michoud facility to unveil final stage of rocket for next moon mission

Mother of shooting victim: ’A centimeter more and my child wouldn’t have been here’

  New Orleans city council proposes Carnival changes

  Victims recovering after fire in the Marigny consumed multiple buildings

  Surveillance video shows crowd fleeing after gunshots erupt on Canal Street

  NOPD officers discourage drinking and driving with personal story

Holiday rush begins at new MSY terminal

  Ransomware attack that crippled state computer systems lingers into second day

  Louisiana leads country in flu-related activities, CDC reports

  Baggage issues continue at new Armstrong International terminal