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

  500 mental health backpacks donated to Tuscaloosa high school

Tuscaloosa mayor reacts to viral photos of large bar crowds

Tuscaloosa County Schools remote learner survey deadline is Monday

Tuscaloosa City Schools launches COVID-19 case tracker

Weekend lane closures for Crimson Tide themed bridge work in Tuscaloosa

  Tuscaloosa County elementary school recognized with national education award

Free virtual training offered Friday for suicide prevention

Food giveaway happening Wednesday in Pickens County

Construction begins Tuesday for new Tuscaloosa inclusive playground

Tuscaloosa City Schools start in person classes Monday

  TCS board member suggests using UVC to disinfect schools

DCH needs convalescent plasma donations for Covid-19 patients

Tuscaloosa City Schools reviewing staggered schedule plan

  Wallace Wilder celebration of life vigil to happen Friday night

City of Tuscaloosa providing free COVID-19 testing Monday

Tuscaloosa City Schools resumes free meal service Monday

Free school supply drive happening Saturday in Tuscaloosa

UA updates COVID-19 guideline penalties for students

  Tuscaloosa Peacemakers to host community meeting Saturday

  Active PARA classes provide alternative remote learning supervisions

  Remote learning childcare programs for parents now available in Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa City Schools meal service program ending Monday

  PARA providing active classrooms for remote learning

Full time virtual learning deadline for Tuscaloosa City Schools is Friday

  Tuscaloosa man wrongfully accused of a crime gives back

  DCH reaches triple digits in COVID-19 patients hospitalized

Operation Backpack Drive to support traditional and at home learning

  DCH treating their highest number of COVID-19 patients

  YMCA Benjamin Barnes virtual community meeting to address concerns

  DCH sees a spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations