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

  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

  Property tax assessment deadline approaches for those who qualify

  School zone speed cameras turned on in Orleans Parish

  Central City residents raise concerns of high lead levels

  John F. Kennedy parents join lawsuit against school, charter, OPSB

  Parent of JFK High School grad frustrated by ongoing fight for daughter’s diploma

  School begins at John F. Kennedy High School; new leaders in place amid grade changing scandal

St. John Parish crime concerns after double homicide

  New Orleans judge says Roger Goodell should give deposition in 'NOLA no-call’ suit

  NOPD: 68 juveniles picked up for violating Summer curfew

  Commissioner denies bond reduction in New Orleans area shooting rampage case

  Short-term rental presents proposals to New Orleans council

  'Thank god’: Son rescues dad in Myrtle Grove

Belle Chasse Auditorium opens as shelter in Plaquemines Parish

  Coastal parish leaders on high alert as threat of tropical storm grows closer

  Toxic algae growth forces closure of all coastal Mississippi beaches

  NOPD: Car burglars targeting tint windows

  Toxic algal blooms close Miss. beaches ahead of holiday weekend

  CBD business owner worries new guidelines will force shops to close

  Slidell PD: Elderly man shoots another driver during road rage incident

  Elderly woman uses cane to fight off knife-wielding robber