Virginia tourism revenues exceeded $20 billion and supported 207,000 jobs in 2011. 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
On his last campaign stop before the Democratic National Convention, President Obama told nearly 12,000 supporters at Norfolk State University that his economic solutions were better for the nation than those of Mitt Romney. Craig Carper reports.
In the first rally since the Republican Convention in Tampa, GOP Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan spoke to a crowd of roughly 1,500 supporters at Richmond International Airport on Friday. Craig Carper reports.
Richmond Mayor Jones and his steering committee have announced that the sites under consideration for the Washington Redskins' summer training camp have been narrowed to a location on Leigh Street -- adjacent to the Science Museum of Virginia -- and City Stadium. Sources close to the project say that the Leigh Street site will be the final selection. Craig Carper reports.
The Virginia branch of the Obama campaign rallied to link Romney and Ryan to what they call the GOP's hostility to women's issues.
Gov. Bob McDonnell spoke on small business development and growing the economy at the Republican National Convention last night.
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell will deliver an address at the Republican National Convention.
Former Governor and now Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Tim Kaine has made a 250,000 dollar investment in statewide Spanish language TV and radio ads. Craig Carper reports.
Applications are now open for Virginia’s first ever agriculture and forestry economic development grant and loan program.