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

  New Orleans travelers take to skies despite COVID-19 warnings

2,000 La. guardsmen say farewell to loved ones as they prepare to head to the Middle East

Mardi Gras COVID-19 recommendations include limiting alcohol consumption and stationary floats

“We are very lucky,” Terrebonne residents survey damages after Zeta

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

Lawmakers to discuss seating capacity inside stadiums for sporting events

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

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

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

  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