A new poll shows Governor Bob McDonnell’s approval rating has fallen to an all-time low in the wake of the revelation of hundreds of thousands of dollars of gifts from Star Scientific CEO Johnnie Williams.
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
Democratic candidate for Governor Terry McAuliffe says his Republican opponent, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s proposed $1.4- billion tax cut would harm education and other core services of government.
The Richmond School Board has unanimously approved a new charter school that will focus on students with cognitive disabilities. Craig Carper reports.
The McDonnell administration has announced specifics about the new simplified process for the restoration of rights to nonviolent felons. Craig Carper reports.
At a recent campaign stop in Ashland, Attorney General and Republican nominee for Governor Ken Cuccinelli said federal coal regulations are hurting all kinds of businesses, not just those directly involved in mining.
A new poll conducted by a gay rights group shows that 55 percent of Virginians support gay marriage.
Attorney General and Republican Candidate for Governor Ken Cuccinelli and his Democratic opponent Terry McAuliffe continue to spar over the appropriate number, locations and hosts of their debates.
Richmond Circuit Court Judge Margaret Spencer will rule by the end of this week on a defense motion to dismiss embezzlement charges against former executive mansion chef Todd Schnieder.
Republican State Senator Mark Obenshain of Harrisonburg, the GOP nominee for Attorney General, is traveling the state on a platform of public safety and economic development. (Democratic candidate Mark Herring was the subject of a previous profile.)
AAA Mid-Atlantic estimates that Virginia’s new transportation funding formula will save consumers six cents per gallon at the pump starting July 1st.