Governor Bob McDonnell ceremonially signed legislation to strengthen penalties for repeat drug dealers. 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
Deficit control took center stage as two former Virginia governors running for U.S. Senate, Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican George Allen debated at the Homestead resort in Hot Springs. Craig Carper reports.
A new Quinnipiac University poll shows President Obama and Mitt Romney tied among Virginia voters. Craig Carper reports.
First Lady Michelle Obama will make two campaign stops in the battleground state of Virginia today. Craig Carper reports.
A new poll shows Virginians overwhelmingly support an Arizona-type Immigration Law. Craig Carper reports.
Former governor and current Republican candidate for U.S. Senate George Allen is taking aim at a new tax in the Affordable Care Act on medical device manufacturers. Craig Carper reports.
Yesterday Governor Bob McDonnell signed bills that will send a constitutional amendment to expand property rights for Virginians to the ballot in November. Craig Carper reports.
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has declined to certify new regulations for abortion clinics approved by the State Board of Health. Craig Carper reports.
The National Governors' Association conference in Williamsburg this weekend highlighted the different approaches among the states toward implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Craig Carper reports.
Campaigning in Glen Allen this weekend, President Barack Obama contrasted his views with Mitt Romney on health care and tax policy. WCVE's Craig Carper reports.