Governor Bob McDonnell formally signed legislation establishing a new grant fund for small businesses. Craig Carper reports.
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 Capitol Events during the General Assembly Session on WCVE PBS, a daily one-minute update on legislative issues.
In 2012 he conducted an exclusive interview with President Barack Obama. In 2015 he interviewed former President Jimmy Carter.
Craig has contributed over 100 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 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
Governor Bob McDonnell has unveiled a series of potential transportation projects for public-private partnerships. Craig Carper reports.
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius was in Richmond yesterday to highlight portions of the Affordable Care Act. Craig Carper reports.
The delayed approval of Virginia’s 2011 Congressional redistricting plan created difficult circumstances for candidates running for Congress this year. Craig Carper reports.
Former Governor and current Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Tim Kaine says he believes the filibuster must be reformed in order to fix Washington gridlock. Craig Carper reports.
At a seniors forum in Richmond, former Governor and current Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Tim Kaine discussed challenges for Social Security and possible solutions. Craig Carper reports.
Environment Virginia has released a report that shows significant reduction of oil consumption and pollution under the Obama Administration’s proposed fuel efficiency standards. Craig Carper reports.
House Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia says the House of Represenatives likely will find common ground on a Senate startup jobs bill introduced last week by a bipartisan coalition including Mark Warner. Craig Carper reports.
U. S. Senator Mark Warner of Virginia is traveling through the Middle East with the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on an observational and diplomatic mission.
Richmond City Council has approved a 14 million dollar contribution to the $50 million renovation of the historic Landmark Theater. Craig Carper reports.