AJ joined the Action News Now team in September of 2016.
AJ was adopted from an orphanage in Moscow, Russia, when he was 10-years-old and later attended St. Joe’s Prep high school – a Jesuit school in Philadelphia, PA. While there, he was part of the varsity golf & rowing teams, and as a junior competed at the Henley Royal Regatta in England.
With his mind set on being a journalist, he was accepted to the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and recruited to be a part of their Division 1 Rowing team. He majored in Broadcast & Digital Journalism, and during his sophomore year interned for Fox29 in Philadelphia. In the spring of his senior year, he covered Sen. Ted Cruz at the New Hampshire Primaries as well as the presidential race in NYC at the New York primary.
AJ has a passion for sports and competition; when he isn’t working, he enjoys tennis, golf, bowling, and playing the piano. He is an avid skier and is happy to be so close to the mountains.
Outside of sports, AJ studies the art of body language and has been doing so since early high school. He enjoys Philosophy, more specifically the Ethics and Metaphysics branches as well as the philosophy of psychology. He is also a certified editor, specializing in English grammar, syntax & semantics, and compelling sentence structure.
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