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Craig Carper

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Craig Carper is the News Director for 88.9 WCVE Public Radio in Richmond, Virginia. Craig is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University where he majored in Journalism. Craig has worked in broadcast news since 2001 and covered Virginia politics for WCVE PBS Television since 2006. From 2009 through 2015 he was the political reporter for 88.9 WCVE News, and then was promoted to his present position as News Director.

Craig served as the host of Assembly '18 (previously titled Capitol Events) on WCVE PBS Television, presenting daily updates on legislative issues during the General Assembly session.

Craig has conducted exclusive interviews with former President Barack Obama while in office and with former President Jimmy Carter. In 2014 he provided daily national coverage of the trial of former Governor Bob McDonnell for NPR.

In 2016 he travelled to Havana to cover and provide daily broadcast updates of Governor Terry McAulliffe’s trade mission to Cuba.

Over 160 of Craig’s reports have been broadcast nationally by National Public Radio and he has been featured on the PBS NewsHour with Judy Woodruff and the Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC

Craig Carper has served as a moderator or panelist at broadcast debates for U.S. Senate, Congress, Mayor and other state and local elected offices.  
Craig has covered the administrations of four Governors, the 2009 and 2013 gubernatorial campaigns, the 2012 and 2014 U.S. Senate races, the 2012 Presidential campaign.

Articles by Craig Carper

Embattled Northam Mulls Future As Calls For His Resignation Grow

The recent discovery of a racist photo on Governor Ralph Northam’s 1984 Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook page has drawn calls for his resignation from every corner of the Virginia political establishment and beyond.

The photo shows one man in blackface and another hooded and dressed in Ku Klux Klan robes.