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

  Brain injury survivor camp hosted at UA

  Tuscaloosa club tackling childhood hunger this summer

  Tuscaloosa’s Civil Rights Trail officially opens

Tuscaloosa community center offers free summer meals for kids

  Fayette County deputy and commissioner arrested

  Tuscaloosa city council approves citywide short-term rentals

Man arrested for sexually extorting 3 UA students

Tuscaloosa PD to increase summer patrols

  Tuscaloosa police chief talks about solutions to violence

  Tuscaloosa group hosts foster care awareness month meeting

  New Anti-gun violence campaign launches in Tuscaloosa

Northport woman charged with negligent homicide following car crash

Northport church launches secure church training conference

  Tuscaloosa County school system approves new anti-bullying app

  16-year-old arrested after shooting at Tuscaloosa apartment complex, 2 injured

  Arrest made in deadly Bibb Co. stabbing

  Expect major lane closures in Tuscaloosa this weekend

West Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force hosts class for parents

Right to vote seminar happening in Tuscaloosa on Tuesday

  AL dad designs truck to raise awareness for autism

City of Northport considers changing hours for Sunday alcohol sales

University of Alabama A-Day game preps

  UA looking to help with math teacher turnover in Tuscaloosa

  Create Tuscaloosa hosts business seminar for artists Thursday

  March is Brain Injury Awareness month

  Tuscaloosa car dealership hosting Tide for Tigers relief drive after Lee Co. tornadoes

  Learn to build a startup business in Tuscaloosa this weekend

Obesity-related cancers up among millennials

  West Alabama human trafficking task force to host community classes

  Summer learning academy registration opens in Tuscaloosa