The General Assembly has approved Gov. McDonnell’s amendment prohibiting private insurers participating in Virginia’s federally run health insurance exchange from covering abortion.
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 General Assembly has rejected Gov. McDonnell’s amendment that would quadruple the state's investment in a new statewide school division to govern failing schools.
In the closing hours of yesterday's lengthy reconvene session, Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling was honored for his years of public service.
The General Assembly returns to Richmond today to consider Governor Bob McDonnell’s amendments and vetoes to legislation passed in this year's session.
U. S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) says he now is comfortable with allowing gay couples to marry.
U. S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) has announced that his first bill in the Senate will provide military veterans with easier access to civilian certification for skills learned while in service.
Howard Dean’s Political Action Committee -- Democracy for America -- is spending $750,000 to back Democratic candidates for five Virginia House of Delegates seats currently held by Republicans.
This spring you’re likely to see more people dining outside at Richmond restaurants after a new effort from the Jones Administration to cut red tape for restaurateurs.
Terry McAuliffe submitted 35,746 petitions yesterday to the State Board of Elections to be placed on the ballot as the Democratic candidate for Governor.
Governor McDonnell has signed into law a bill that will require Virginians to bring photo identification to the polls in order to vote.