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

  One year ago; Mardi Gras 2020

  ‘It’s tragic. It shouldn’t have happened,’ says area gun store owners following Metairie shooting

  Demand high for plumbers as pipes begin to defrost

  Bar closures impacting ride sharing drivers

  City of New Orleans sending refund checks to over 9,000 drivers for wrongfully issued tickets

Jefferson Parish holds drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine distribution

  ‘Call 911, he just carjacked me,’: Woman robbed at gunpoint by suspect in rash of violent crimes

  56 Walmart locations in La. to administer COVID-19 vaccine

  New Orleans leaders consider relocating city hall to municipal auditorium, neighbors against it

  Surveillance video captures afternoon shootout in St. Roch

  Cell phone video captures moments leading to fatal shooting of Circle K stabbing suspect

  Orleans Parish students to continue distance learning for another week

  New Orleans honors the lives of nearly 700 residents lost due to COVID-19

  LAWSUIT: Two Jeff. Parish deputies sat on teen with autism for 9 minutes before his death

  Donald Rouse Sr. responds to viral selfie at Trump rally

Gov. Edwards: Some pharmacies to receive COVID-19 vaccines next week for those 70 and older

  “It’s scary,”: Health educator predicts grim start of 2021 as holiday travel increases

  Jefferson Parish businesses face customer decline amid pandemic

  “This is an emergency and an urgency,” former New Orleans mayor urges changes on COVID vaccine messaging

  Mayor Cantrell: No new restrictions to come in Orleans Parish

3,500 doses of COVID-19 vaccine arrive at UMC Tuesday

90 NOPD officers leave department, PANO president says furloughs partly to blame

  Neighbors seek answers after fatal quadruple shooting

  “This is the tip of the iceberg,” says Terrebonne Sheriff following 8 arrests of ‘Bag Chasin’ Babies’ gang members

  TODAY: Jefferson Parish council to discuss Mardi Gras 2021; efforts underway to salvage parades

Armed robberies up 10%, NOPD says

  NOPD investigating multiple armed robberies

  New Orleans travelers take to skies despite COVID-19 warnings

  Cars crash causing New Orleans commuters problems headed in from the Twin Spans

  ‘COVID-19 has evaporated those dollars’: City of New Orleans to end State Trooper contracts, blames finances