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 City Schools RB3 Initiative already showing positive reading results

Tuscaloosa Co. woman convicted of nearly killing puppy serving jail time

Records seized from Lakeview Fire Protection District

  Mind Changers CEO talks about Tuscaloosa man killed

  Tuscaloosa Mayor Maddox to host 2020 town hall meetings

  Does your family have a severe weather plan?

Northport sales tax increase helps new developments in the works

  Tuscaloosa Co. Sheriff’s Office partnering with teen safety program

  ALDOT to crackdown on litter problem in Tuscaloosa

  Suicide prevention training offered this weekend in Tuscaloosa

  Crimson Arch Bridge on schedule for completion in 2020

Realizing the the dream MLK events kick off Friday

Woman convicted of almost killing her puppy “Lucky” sentenced

Tuscaloosa Co. EMA adds storm shelter registration feature to website

Tuscaloosa authorities investigating after video of a sexual assault found

  Storm clean up begins today in Pickens County

  New Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter opens Friday

  Tuscaloosa County Schools superintendent to retire end of May

2 men arrested after accused kidnapping, shooting and beating of McCalla man

3 men use hammers to rob Tuscaloosa Co. gas station

Suicide prevention training registration opens in Tuscaloosa

UA receives grant for first responder opioid overdose team

  Turkey, ham & car giveaway to happen in Brent Saturday

  Westlawn Middle recognized for being a safe school

  UA studying sensory device that might help with weight loss

Multi-million dollar children’s activity hub coming to Tuscaloosa

  Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue use Yoga to help them better fight fires.

  Toys and bikes stolen from Salvation Army in Tuscaloosa

  Tuscaloosa City Schools approves free student take home food program

  New UA center aims to help students with behavioral and mental health issues