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

  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

  Gert Town homeowners worry about sinkhole growing for a month

  La. Shrimp Task Force requests disaster declaration after spillway opening

  FCC proposing plan to block robocalls

  Expert: Man shot by police on Bourbon St. had near-lethal blood alcohol levels

  Attorney: Driver shot on Bourbon St. did not see troopers trying to stop him

  Seafood labeling bill passes Louisiana Legislature

  1 killed, 3 injured in St. John the Baptist Parish drive-by shooting,

  Judge rules in favor of Kenner firefighters

  Gold Star families reflect on lost loved ones on Memorial Day

  Progress shown for Causeway Bridge safety measures

Crews add decks on Causeway Bridge ahead of safety bay installation

  Family, friends gather to celebrate life of Bourbon St. waitress killed by ex-boyfriend

  S&WB: More than one pump lost power during recent severe weather

  New airport access road to open on schedule this week

  Pearl River County recovering from weekend flooding

  Corps keeps an eye on fast-flowing, rising river; may reopen spillway

  Mother, baby injured in New Orleans East double shooting

  Gentilly Terrace the latest neighborhood hit in suspected juvenile smash-and-grab

  Jefferson Parish voters overwhelmingly support teacher pay raises

  Vice President Pence visits burned churches in Louisiana