AJ is an ambitious and hard-working reporter with a passion for storytelling.

AJ is currently a General Assignment Reporter with Action News Now (KHSL 12/ KNVN 24-TV) in Chico, CA. He majored in Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and minored in Marketing at the Whitman School of Management.

In early February, he covered the Sen. Ted Cruz campaign during the week of the New Hampshire primary and later the presidential race in NYC during the New York primary. He interned for Fox29 news in Philadelphia in the summer of 2014 and for Syracuse’s WAER NPR member radio station in the fall of 2015.

AJ moved here from Russia when he was 10 years-old; he was adopted from an orphanage in Moscow and went on to attend St. Joe’s Prep high-school, a Jesuit school in Philadelphia. He was a part of the varsity rowing team, and as a junior competed at the Henley Royal Regatta in England. He was Vice-President of the school his senior year, and upon graduation received the Richard B. McCloskey Award, “the highest award given to a senior…”

With his mind set on being a journalist, he chose to attend the Newhouse School at Syracuse University and was recruited to be a part of their Division 1 Rowing Team.