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

  Rare COVID-19 related illness rising in Louisiana, 4 children dead

  “We’ve come a long way,” a year of medical marijuana sales

  Unemployment recipient required to show proof of work search

  ‘This is a really challenging set of circumstances,’ says child psychologist on new school year

  “We are very disturbed,” state fire marshal investigating Grand Isle concert

  $600 unemployment supplement set to expire this week

  New Orleans parents ask district to pushback school reopening plans

  $600 supplement to end in two weeks, unemployed anxious

  Tom Benson competency case back in court; judge refuses request to unseal records

  TODAY: New Orleans Public Schools to give COVID-19 update ahead of new school year

  Louisiana tribal leader supports NFL name change, says previous nickname ’obviously offensive’

  New Orleans restaurants adjusting to restrictions, others closing

  New Orleans ordinance, if passed, could limit license plate readers

  Dillard University COVID-19 testing site runs out of tests minutes after opening

  St. Charles Parish Council tables moratorium on new construction until August

  Social distancing guidelines lead to new hobbies

  COVID-19 outbreak concerns Bayou parishes as holiday weekend approaches

  Inspired by demonstrations, New Orleans attorney paints recent protests

Landlords can begin filing eviction proceedings beginning this week

  Group pulls McDonogh bust from Mississippi River

  Take Em Down NOLA pushes for removal of Andrew Jackson statue and change of street names

  “They say you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone,” says tattoo shop owner as parlor reopens

  President Donald Trump signs order curbing social media liability, FOX 8 political analyst says politics at play

La. receives F grade for social distancing; public health leaders prepared for potential virus spike

  RV sales jump 170% during coronavirus pandemic, says association

  VIDEO: New mobile testing site opens in Jefferson Parish

  Temperature screenings required before people enter casinos

  Some residents in St. Tammany Parish woke up to floodwater in their homes

  St. John Parish shifting to Phase One, barber shop eager to reopen

  Restaurants prepare to reopen with newest guidelines in Phase I