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

  ‘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

  Tom Benson competency case back in court; judge refuses request to unseal records

Louisiana tribal leader supports NFL name change, says previous nickname ’obviously offensive’

New Orleans restaurants adjusting to restrictions, others closing

  Dillard University COVID-19 testing site runs out of tests minutes after opening

  COVID-19 outbreak concerns Bayou parishes as holiday weekend approaches

Inspired by demonstrations, New Orleans attorney paints recent protests

  Group pulls McDonogh bust from Mississippi River

  Take Em Down NOLA pushes for removal of Andrew Jackson statue and change of street names

  RV sales jump 170% during coronavirus pandemic, says association

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

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

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

Armstrong International Airport officials ease passengers’ minds of coronavirus

All airport arrivals at Armstrong International delayed due to dense fog

Mandeville man focus of Netflix docuseries ‘The Pharmacist’

  Protesters demand accountability for the Hard Rock collapse

Tech companies begin installing 5G poles in New Orleans

  Autopsy to be conducted on teen who died in police custody

  Convention Center preparing for College Football Playoff National Championship ‘Fan Central’

Carnival Glory departs New Orleans after collision damage repaired

NASA’s Michoud facility to unveil final stage of rocket for next moon mission

New Orleans city council proposes Carnival changes

Surveillance video shows crowd fleeing after gunshots erupt on Canal Street

Holiday rush begins at new MSY terminal

Xavier students host vigil for former student shot and killed in Texas police shooting

Man accused of random shooting spree in Jefferson Parish pleads not guilty

  TODAY: Job fair to fill positions at new airport terminal