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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

Monday Afternoon A Bill To Re-Regulate Dominion Energy Passes Senate Commerce And Labor Committee

The changes include $200 million dollars in customer rebates, an agreement from Dominion to underground additional neighborhood power lines and 5,000 megawatts in new investment in solar and wind projects.

If approved, Dominion would once again be subject to annual SCC reviews.

Republican Senator Frank Wagner of Virginia Beach, “The rates will be the same as they were in 2009 and yet a whole lot will be accomplished in terms of modernizing our grid, hardening our grid and allowing our grid to accommodate renewables.”

Bills to Give Localities Authority to Remove or Relocate Monuments Defeated

Democratic House Minority Leader David Toscano of Charlottesville patroned one of the bills. “People have a lot of different views about monuments and so I don’t want to take the position that we should take them all down or keep them all up. I think we should make all the decisions at the local level where local conditions and local history.”