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

  Tuscaloosa County Schools hosting bus driver sessions Tuesday

Tuscaloosa County Schools offering safety tip line to students

  Woodstock Music Festival returns Saturday

  Milo’s launches Wisdom Week initiative in Tuscaloosa City and County schools

Judge rules Tuscaloosa city council candidate ineligible

  Ten Years Later: McFarland Blvd and 15th Street’s transformation since April 27

  Two Alberta City moms share stories of hope and love after April 27, 2011

  Tuscaloosa Police host Hispanic community town hall

  Tuscaloosa City Schools offering cyber program this summer

  Retired Tuscaloosa Co. sheriff responds to Chauvin verdict

Hospital Leaders: Not enough people getting COVID-19 shot at DCH

  Tuscaloosa National Airport could get commercial service following upgrades

  UA offering to pay families to help with child study

Two new names for Tuscaloosa City Council after runoff races

  Warrior Met Coal miners vote NO on tentative agreement; strike continues

  Travelling mural coming to Birmingham, Tuscaloosa Saturday

  Tuscaloosa Co. EMA hosting last COVID vaccine sign up sites

  Greene Co. Schools returned to in-person learning Monday

  New TPD deputy chief to take part at church cookout Saturday

Tuscaloosa Co. Jail offering new email system for inmates

Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic

Tuscaloosa tornado drive held for Hale and Bibb counties

Crimson Care becomes newest place in Tuscaloosa to offer COVID vaccine

  Hale Co. continues storm clean up and donation drive

Open COVID vaccine slots available at Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center

Northport Intermediate School principal talks school environment pros

  ‘Jesus help me’: Tuscaloosa Co. woman says holding on to tree saved her life during storm

Volunteers work together in search for missing Reform man

Tuscaloosa VA eliminates age requirement for COVID-19 vaccine

PARA offering spring break and summer camps in Tuscaloosa