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
About 100 Richmonders attended a rally yesterday in Kanawha Plaza to speak against the House Republican Plan B proposal.
State Democrats are challenging Governor Bob McDonnell on his approach to implementing the Affordable Care Act.
Gov. Bob McDonnell says arming school staffs is worthy of discussion.
Democrats say Governor Bob McDonnell’s amendments to Virginia’s biennial budget neglect some of the poorest residents of the Commonwealth.
Governor Bob McDonnell’s amendments to the state’s biennial budget include diverting sales tax dollars to transportation and a sizeable payment to the state’s rainy day fund.
Governor McDonnell has decided not to pursue a state-based health benefits exchange for 2014, in favor of a federally managed exchange.
Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling says he will oppose any effort to repeal the state’s 30-year uranium mining ban in 2013. Craig Carper reports.
Governor McDonnell is offering $58.7 million in budget amendments to pay for a 2 percent raise for public school employees, if the General Assembly agrees to contract changes for educators.