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

  The 2020 New Orleans battle of drop-off ballots

  Hospitality industry rallies to recover from COVID-19

  “I never expected it to be seven hours,” voters wait hours on first day of early voting

New Orleans City Council could sue Secretary of State over lack of ballot drop locations

  New Orleans businessman grateful for Phase 3, worries visitors won’t return fast enough

  Lawmakers to discuss seating capacity inside stadiums for sporting events

  New Orleans high school football players return to the field

Questions remain about 2021 carnival season

  VIDEO: Gov. Edwards updates recovery efforts after Hurricane Laura

  New Orleans asks crowds to be safe during COVID-19 Labor Day

  Smoothie King Center and Superdome could be used as polling places for Nov. elections

  Jefferson Parish students return to in-person learning

  Storm-tested locals prepare to help Hurricane Laura victims

  Greater New Orleans prepares for two storms in the Gulf

Judge hears arguments over Archdiocese of New Orleans bankruptcy

  Tulane University students return to campus amid pandemic

  City of New Orleans proposing tax decreases as millages expire

  VIDEO: Brees, Payton on first day of training camp in full gear

  Testing up, positivity rate dropping in Jefferson Parish

  Testing every athlete, each week ‘significant’ cost in budget, says Nicholls president

  New Orleans CAO says city could lose up to $140 million in tourism spending

  200,000 jobless people may not get additional federal aid

  Rare COVID-19 related illness rising in Louisiana, 4 children dead

  “We’ve come a long way,” a year of medical marijuana sales

  Unemployment recipient required to show proof of work search

  ‘This is a really challenging set of circumstances,’ says child psychologist on new school year

  “We are very disturbed,” state fire marshal investigating Grand Isle concert

  $600 unemployment supplement set to expire this week

  New Orleans parents ask district to pushback school reopening plans

  $600 supplement to end in two weeks, unemployed anxious