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

  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

  Passengers deal with long waits for cabs, ride sharing services at new terminal

  After several delays, new Armstrong International Airport terminal opens

  TODAY: Trial begins for ambush and murder of Loomis armored truck guard

  3,500 school zone traffic tickets improperly issued, city to void

  Evacuation zone reduces, businesses begin to reopen

  Xavier students host vigil for former student shot and killed in Texas police shooting

  City expands evacuation zone ahead of controlled implosion of Hard Rock site

  NOFD: Vehicles in parking garage serious threat, drivers retrieving cars

  Jefferson Parish residents can resolve high water bills

  Carver High School students walk out for peace rally after three classmates are killed

  Algae growing in Lakeview due to water main break, resident says

  Man accused of random shooting spree in Jefferson Parish pleads not guilty

TODAY: Meeting to discuss Algiers ferry service delays

  Wild coyotes roaming in Irish Channel captured

  TODAY: St. John Parish President, workforce officials to update Bayou Steel closure

Gas station employee held at gunpoint, JPSO says

  TODAY: Job fair to fill positions at new airport terminal

  Parents, community organizations frustrated with violent incidents at John Ehret High School

  Pipe bursts leading to major work on Lakeview street

  Proposal to raise Mandeville lakefront seawall met with mixed reactions

  Vape shop owner worries potential ban on e-cigarette flavors will force store closures

  New Orleans’ ticket amnesty program ends Tuesday

  Southern Decadence brings late summer boom for French Quarter businesses

Impact of new property assessments to be heard by council members

  Car removed from Mid-City sewerage system

  S&WB to ask business leaders for more money

  Michoud project Artemis on schedule to launch next year with plans for Mars