On Tuesday, as Richmonders cast their ballots for President and U.S. Senate and House, they also will elect their next mayor. 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 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
Governor McDonnell has given a penalty waiver to individuals who owe state taxes and were impacted by Sandy. Craig Carper reports.
The Richmond region has nine shelters open to accommodate those displaced by Hurricane Sandy. Craig Carper reports.
In the latest installment of the Eyes on Richmond Speaker Series at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Mayor Dwight Jones talked about his successes in his first term and his goals for a second. Craig Carper reports.
President Obama spoke to an estimated 15,000 in the midst of a two-day, six-state campaign tour. Craig Carper reports.
Wayne Powell, the 7th district Democrat challenging Eric Cantor, got some help on the trail this week from Grammy winning bluegrass singer Dr. Ralph Stanley.
Craig Carper reports.
Ralph Stanley has been on the campaign trail for Democrat Wayne Powell, who is opposing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in Virginia's 7th Congressional District.
The State Board of Elections unanimously has voted to ask Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to investigate a Republican contract worker accused of discarding voter registration forms. Craig Carper reports.
Bruce Springsteen rallied a crowd of 5,000 Obama supporters at a rally in downtown Charlottesville yesterday afternoon. Craig Carper reports.
The Washington Redskins have announced the site for their summer training camp, and as WCVE News reported on August 31st, it will be on Leigh Street, adjacent to the Science Museum of Virginia. Craig Carper reports.