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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 '18 (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 150 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

Republican Senator Has Plan To Get 21 Votes To Pass Medicaid Expansion

One of the two Republican State Senators who broke with their caucus last week in support of two different paths to Medicaid expansion says he thinks they can come together with a plan that gets the 21 votes necessary to pass the Senate.

Republican Senator Frank Wagner of Virginia Beach wants to use an industry supported provider tax on hospitals to provide tax credits to those who are insured but having trouble with the cost of their premiums and deductibles.

Hanger Says He Can Find Compromise With Wagner on Medicaid

One of the two Republican state Senators who broke with their caucus last week in support of two different paths to Medicaid expansion says he thinks they can come together with a plan that gets the 21 votes necessary to pass the Senate. 

Republican Senator Frank Wagner of Virginia Beach wants to use an industry supported provider tax on hospitals to provide tax credits to those who are insured but having trouble with the cost of their premiums and deductibles. 

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