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

  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

  Food bank president predicts need will persist for 18 months

  State fire marshal not issuing citations but teaching business owners with distancing violations

  State health department to expand contact tracing, officials call it ‘crucial step’

  Lakeside Mall announces curbside pickup, reopening date

  Doctors to begin non-emergency medical and surgical procedures

  ‘I think it’s going to help us to close the grieving process a lot better’: Family hosts drive-thru funeral wake

  ‘It’s really rough and being in a spot like we’re all in,’ a Jazz Fest vendor said

  Health leaders will dictate when they reopen businesses, says New Orleans council president

  Musicians have growing list of cancelled performances due to COVID-19

  Good Friday crawfish sales continue amidst social distance

  Mail not going out to some Jefferson Parish residents

Signs of improvement, but Gov. Edwards pleads with residents to continue mitigation efforts

La. to receive another donation of anti-malaria drugs for COVID-19 testing trials

  Social distancing rules slowing grieving process, funeral director says

School districts coping with distance learning

  People are finding ways to connect with ‘Stay at Home’ order

  Fewer drivers working longer hours to keep with demand

  Coronavirus stimulus package: What it means for taxpayers

  Louisiana National Guard to assist Second Harvest’s COVID-19 emergency response

  Area hospitals taking precautions for pregnant women

  New Orleans among top 5 cities to feel greatest COVID-19 impact, report suggests

  Magazine St. businesses work to adapt to COVID-19 regulations