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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

IRS to Release $115 Million in Medicaid Fraud Settlement to Virginia

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.

McDonnell Expected to Speed Rights Restoration After Cuccinelli Panel Report

Attorney General and Republican nominee for governor Ken Cuccinelli has released a report from an advisory committee which he established earlier this year to explore ways to streamline the process of restoring voting rights to non-violent felons who have paid their debt to society.   Gov. McDonnell is expected to announce today that he will implement new procedures to speed the process.