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

  ‘We cannot stay at this level of stress forever,’ ambulances never sent to hundreds of New Orleans EMS callers

  Fentanyl test strips could save lives, New Orleans Health Director says

‘This is going to be critical,’ Cantrell urges New Orleans foodservice leaders to apply for federal aid

  TODAY: Funeral for Seacor Power Captain David Ledet

  New Orleans leaders encouraging business owners to apply for federal aid

  1 crewmember dead; Lafourche Parish officials asking for help searching for remaining 12

  COVID-19 vaccines available in several parishes this week

  More job openings in the metro area now than before the pandemic, says GNO Inc.

  Air travel soars as vaccinations increase

  Houma man biking 1,500 miles to raise awareness for veteran homelessness

  Port of New Orleans loses $21 million without cruises, but president predicts fall return

  “They’ve been hit pretty hard,” landlords look to federal aid to pay for missed rent

  New Orleans and Louisiana natives win big at Grammys

  ‘There was no way we were going to let it go,’: Parlay’s reopens after Summer fire

  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