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

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  UA releases Path Forward Diversity Report

Iron Bowl step up challenge raises sexual assault awareness

UA law professor proposes program to reduce gun suicides

  Expect traffic changes for Alabama home games in 2020

Tuscaloosa mayor reacts to viral photos of large bar crowds

  ADPH gives tips for holding workplaces accountable during pandemic

  Petition started to rename UA buildings with racist history

3,500 people show up to Sunday’s peaceful protest in Tuscaloosa

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

What’s the difference between an opened and closed door during a fire?

  Authorities searching for missing 15-foot python in Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa mayor reinforces teen curfew following several shootings

Northport church launches secure church training conference

Tuscaloosa County school system approves new anti-bullying app

  AL dad designs truck to raise awareness for autism

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

University of Alabama releases new human trafficking stats