Ugochi Iloka

Ugochi Iloka

Reporter

Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Ugochi Iloka has been a part of the WBRC FOX6 News team as a reporter since October of 2016. You can spot her on Good Day Alabama weekday mornings from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Ugochi graduated from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Mass Communications emphasis in Broadcast Journalism, while minoring in political science.

She was born and raised in Houston, Texas where she interned for the FOX affiliate there in college, Fox 26 News. You’ll notice her unique name. Ugochi says most people think it’s Japanese, but the origin is actually Nigerian. In junior high, she attended boarding school in Nigeria where her parents migrated to the U.S. from.

Before moving to Alabama, Ugochi reported for an ABC affiliate, 40/29 news in Fayetteville, Arkansas for more than three years.

During her time there, she won an Arkansas Associated Press award in 2013 for her continuous Scott County flood coverage that killed the county sheriff while trying to save a woman from flood waters.

Ugochi also followed some big breaking news stories including a growing gang problem in the city of Springdale resulting in multiple deadly drive-by shootings, and the death of a six-year-old boy who was murdered and raped by his parents.

One of the most memorable stories she covered involved speaking to a woman who found a cat with an arrow pierced in its head, creating a social media frenzy.

Ugochi is excited to cover the stories that matter to people living in Tuscaloosa and the rest of West Alabama. "I want to connect with the people here and find out what they care about," said Ugochi. She also already knows all about our culture of football. "I traded in my ‘Woo pig sooie’ call for a ‘Roll Tide,’" said Ugochi.

When she’s not reporting, she’s taking her daughter Skylar-Oluchi to gymnastics class, or participating in events organized by her sorority Zeta Phi Beta.

Ugochi is always looking for new story ideas, community service, and speaking event opportunities. If you know of any you can find her on Facebook, tweet her at @UgochiWBRC or email her at uiloka@wbrc.com.


Recent Articles by Ugochi

New Tuscaloosa Councilman talks plans for District 4

Man acquitted of murder by Tuscaloosa Co. jury

Northport mom to host infant loss and pregnancy vigil Saturday

  Oakdale Elementary School hosts parenting day classes

  Daughter reacts to homicide arrest in Fayette Co. cold case

‘Pick Your Passion’ Community Day hosted at Huntington Elementary

Tuscaloosa Fire & Rescue chosen for fire risk assessment program

  UA researcher studies sleep impact on obesity and chronic diseases

  Woodstock Music Festival kicks off Saturday

Longtime Vance mayor resigns; New mayor sworn in

  Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue expo to be held Monday

Tuscaloosa police investigating armed robbery in Dollar General parking lot

  Tuscaloosa community policing events dedicated to fallen officer

  Central HS offering African-American studies class

  Roads intersecting Lurleen Wallace Blvd. to re-open Friday

  Mind Changers launches lunch table mentoring program in Tuscaloosa

  City of Tuscaloosa looks to switch to LED streetlights

  Miners’ Memorial to be held Monday in Brookwood

  Motorcyclists invited to event Sunday in memory of Officer Dornell Cousette

UA partners with community through Parent Teacher Leadership Academy

  Northport police issue warning about fake officer scam call

  Tuscaloosa man charged with attempted murder, accused of running over someone with car

  UA program offers free computer job skill classes

  Tuscaloosa author to host strike out suicide prevention event

  Family of man shot in officer-involved shooting to host community meeting in Gordo

  DCH introduces new cancer treatment device

  UAPD hosts first community day for students Friday

Tuscaloosa Builds hosts first ever women in business conference

  City of Tuscaloosa approves location for new fire station

  Stillman College partners with Arts ‘n Autism to help students with autism