Aaron Gilchrist anchors News4 Today, the #1 morning newscast in Washington, along with Eun Yang. Aaron’s day starts in the middle of the night, as he’s on the air at 4:26 every morning.
Gilchrist joined News4 in March 2010 after spending 11 years at WWBT, NBC’s affiliate in Richmond. He began working at WWBT as a desk assistant and held several positions before becoming an EMMY award winning anchor there.
Gilchrist moved to Richmond as a child. He attended public schools then didn’t go far for college, graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University. He started his broadcasting career as a host and producer for a public television magazine show for the Richmond Public Schools.
During his career, Gilchrist has covered a wide range of stories including the inauguration of Barack Obama, the funeral of Ronald Reagan, and the September 11 attacks. In 2005, he spent several days reporting from the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina struck. Two years later, he was among the first reporters providing breaking news coverage of the shootings at Virginia Tech.
Gilchrist taught journalism courses in the School of Mass Communications at his alma mater and served as president of the Richmond chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists.
Gilchrist lives in Washington, DC.