The city of Richmond has received certification from the State Board of Juvenile Justice to reopen the city's Juvenile Detention Center as a new facility.
Craig Carper is the News Director for 88.9 WCVE Public Radio. Craig studied journalism at Virginia Commonwealth University and has worked in broadcast news since 2001. He’s worked in various capacities covering Virginia politics for WCVE PBS since 2006. For six years starting in 2009 he served as the political reporter for 88.9 WCVE before being promoted to News Director in July of 2015.
Craig served as the host of Assembly '17 (previously titled Capitol Events) during the General Assembly Session on WCVE PBS, a daily 90-second update on legislative issues.
In 2012 he conducted an exclusive interview with President Barack Obama. In 2015 he interviewed former President Jimmy Carter.
In 2016 he provided daily updates from Havana on Governor Terry McAuliffe's trade mission to Cuba.
Craig has contributed over 140 nationally run news stories to NPR and has been featured on the PBS NewsHour with Judy Woodruff and the Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC.
He's served as a moderator or panelist at debates for U.S. Senate, Congress, Mayor and other state and local elected offices.
He’s covered 3 Governors, the 2009 and 2013 gubernatorial campaigns, the 2012 and 2014 U.S. Senate races, the 2012 Presidential campaign and in 2014 he provided daily national coverage of the trial of former Governor Bob McDonnell for NPR.
Articles by Craig Carper
The Democratic statewide ticket appeared for the first time together yesterday at a unity breakfast the Hippodrome Theater in Richmond and told supporters the November election will be a referendum on the Tea Party. Craig Carper reports.
The Democratic ticket is set for the November election. The three statewide candidates will hold a unity breakfast this morning at the Hippodrome Theater in Richmond.
Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) delivered a 14-minute speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate yesterday in favor of the "Gang of Eight" immigration reform bill, entirely in Spanish.
Virginia voters today will select Democratic nominees for Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General, as well as several candidates for the House of Delegates.
Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling’s Political Action Committee the Virginia Mainstream Project is throwing their support behind Republican Delegates who voted for the bipartisan transportation compromise and now face challenges from anti-tax conservatives. Craig Carper reports.
State Senator Mark Herring, a Democratic candidate for Attorney General in the June 11th primary, says he will work to depoliticize the office and to reverse controversial actions by current A.G. Ken Cuccinelli. (Candidate Justin Fairfax was profiled in a previous report.)
Yesterday morning, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli held a press conference to highlight an eight-month delay by the IRS to deliver Virginia’s share of a $1.5 billion Medicaid fraud settlement. Early yesterday evening, federal officials announced it would pay $115 million of the $125 million Cuccinelli says the state is owed.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan was in Henrico yesterday to visit Newbridge Learning Center and to discuss the Obama administration’s proposed $75 billion dollar, 10-year investment in early childhood education.
Virginia Democrats and women’s health advocates are targeting a controversial bill introduced by Republican State Senator and candidate for Attorney General Mark Obenshain in 2009 that would have required women to report miscarriages to the police within 24 hours or face criminal penalties.