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

  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

Car removed from Mid-City sewerage system

  Michoud project Artemis on schedule to launch next year with plans for Mars

New Orleans judge says Roger Goodell should give deposition in 'NOLA no-call’ suit

  'Thank god’: Son rescues dad in Myrtle Grove

Toxic algae growth forces closure of all coastal Mississippi beaches

CBD business owner worries new guidelines will force shops to close

Elderly woman uses cane to fight off knife-wielding robber

La. Shrimp Task Force requests disaster declaration after spillway opening

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

Bonnet Carre Spillway may not reopen, but fears of algae bloom still worries officials

Suspensions rescinded at Sophie B. Wright, but students won’t walk during graduation, attend prom

  ATC commissioner halts the sale of CBD statewide

  Saints fans have mixed feelings on possibility Mark Ingram won’t re-sign

  Spillway bays to stay open for weeks

  Krewe of Red Beans honors member killed in Esplanade Ave crash

Wildlife & Fisheries investigating multiple deaths of endangered pelicans

Audubon Zoo reopens jaguar habitat months after Valerio’s escape