After meeting with his team of economic advisors, Governor Bob McDonnell says he will use a cautious and conservative approach while updating the state’s biennial budget for next year.
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
A new poll shows Governor McDonnell’s approval rating well above the national average for Republican governors but indicates that voters are split on many of the issues lawmakers will tackle during the next General Assembly Session. Craig Carper reports.
A new poll shows that the Governor’s Office is Mark Warner’s for the taking in 2013, if he wants it. Craig Carper reports.
Former Republican State Senator Jeannemarie Davis will run for Lieutenant Governor in 2013. Craig Carper reports.
Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln premiered in Los Angeles and Richmond last night with two invitation-only screenings at the Byrd Theater. Craig Carper reports.
After a 19-month long campaign, former Democratic Governor Tim Kaine will be Virginia’s Junior Senator. Craig Carper reports.
After nearly two years of campaigning, Virginians will decide today to send one of two very different former governors to the U.S. Senate, where they will have to do business in a bitterly divided government. Craig Carper reports.
Sheldon Retchin, Chief Executive Officer of Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems and Vice President of Health Sciences at VCU spoke about the Affordable Care Act at the latest installment of the Eyes on Richmond speaker series. Craig Carper reports.
Mitt Romney was in Virginia Nov. 1, where among other things he spoke to supporters about energy policy. Craig Carper has more.
When Virginia voters go to the polls on Tuesday, for the first time in the state’s history, they will be required to have show identifcation.