Joe St. George

Reporter

Joe St. George joined WTVR in 2012 as a reporter and multimedia journalist.

Since arriving in Richmond, Joe has specialized in political reporting, guiding viewers through the active and at times complex Virginia political scene.

Joe was one of only a handful of journalists inside the General Assembly for the historic transportation bill passage last winter and reported for nearly 15 hours straight at the 2013 Republican Party of Virginia State Convention.

During the 2012 election, Joe lead the station's coverage at Virginia Democratic Headquarters and was the first journalist in the room to report of Tim Kaine's victory over George Allen.

In 2013, Joe became a member of the Virginia Capitol Correspondents Association.

Prior to joining CBS 6, Joe was a political reporter at KWQC, the NBC affiliate in Davenport, Iowa.

During the 2012 Iowa Caucus Joe covered and conducted interviews with every Republican presidential candidate including the first sit down interview in the market with eventual nominee Mitt Romney. Joe also questioned Vice President Joe Biden during a campaign stop in the state on issues relating to immigration, the economy, and healthcare reform.

While in the Quad Cities television market, Joe covered the Iowa Legislature and Illinois General Assembly as well as the administrations of Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and Iowa Governor Terry Branstad.

Apart from political coverage, Joe has a passion for economic reporting, severe weather events, and extended special reports.

His CBS 6 Special Reports have taken him to places outside Central Virginia including Boston, Massachusetts and have focused on government abuse, campaign spending, and inadequate representation within political groups.

Joe began his career in journalism as in intern in the Washington DC Bureaus of CNBC and NBC News. He credits them for instilling in him a love of reporting the news.

Prior to entering journalism, Joe was active in politics. Joe worked or interned in five different organizations including the United States Senate, the United States House of Representatives, British Parliament, and the White House. Joe says these experiences help him cover politics more effectively.

Joe graduated cum laude from The Catholic University of America in Washington DC with honors from the Politics Department for his thesis “The Press, the President, and the Development of the White House Offices of Communication.”

In 2011, he received the University’s Amoddio Award for Excellence in Public Affairs.

In 2013, he began serving on Catholic University's Board of Governors.

In his free time, Joe enjoys playing golf, watching movies, eating good meals with friends, and planning his next overseas adventure.

Do not hesitate to reach out to Joe on twitter @joestgeorge.

Recent Articles

  • Consumers spooked over General Mills policy that voids right to sue

    Posted on: 10:27 pm, April 17, 2014, by and , updated on: 12:00am, April 18, 2014

    Under the General Mill change, customers who waive their right through such online actions could only file complaints through informal negotiation like email.
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  • Ahead of ‘Shad Plank’ Gillespie and Warner exchange jabs

    Posted on: 7:32 pm, April 15, 2014, by , updated on: 12:42am, April 16, 2014

    On the eve of the "Shad Plank," both Senator Mark Warner and front runner for the Republican Nomination Ed Gillespie spoke with CBS 6.
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  • ‘Shredded’ American flag flying at historic Confederate site

    Posted on: 4:04 pm, April 15, 2014, by and , updated on: 10:58am, April 16, 2014

    Patriotism never looked so poor as the trio of tattered and torn flags at the historic site between Martin’s and Merchant's tire at the Brooke Run Shopping Plaza.
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  • ‘Pollen Vortex’ hits Central Virginia

    Posted on: 7:21 pm, April 14, 2014, by

    Allergy season is upon Central Virginia and experts say it may be the worst in years.

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  • New Kent residents beg for traffic light after crash kills family

    Posted on: 11:53 pm, April 10, 2014, by , updated on: 12:24am, April 11, 2014

    "People don't stop. They don't yield," Brooke Ward, who works at a business near the busy intersection of Courthouse Road and Kentland Trail, said.
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  • Chesterfield Schools prepare for bus makeover to include GPS, cameras

    Posted on: 6:22 pm, April 9, 2014, by , updated on: 01:46pm, April 10, 2014

    Chesterfield Schools is gearing up for some major changes to its buses.
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  • SAFE TO DRINK: Petersburg boil advisory lifted

    Posted on: 7:20 pm, April 8, 2014, by and , updated on: 11:31pm, April 10, 2014

    Petersburg officials told CBS 6 News that the boil advisory was lifted around 10 p.m. Thursday and that the water is safe to drink.
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  • Family opens up about fire that killed infant girl

    Posted on: 5:34 pm, April 3, 2014, by , updated on: 06:35pm, April 3, 2014

    "...The flames spread so quickly that Eleanor’s second story room was completely engulfed before Naomi could even reach the stairs," the family said in a statement.
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  • Road to nowhere: $300 million spent on Va. project but nothing built

    Posted on: 6:53 pm, April 1, 2014, by , updated on: 07:20pm, April 1, 2014

    Governor Terry McAuliffe says he recently discovered nothing has been done with the the Route 460 connector, a 55 mile road designed to stretch south of Petersburg to the Suffolk area.
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  • Chesterfield man charged with 16 counts of child pornography

    Posted on: 7:15 pm, March 31, 2014, by , updated on: 07:22pm, March 31, 2014

    His next court appearance is scheduled for April 15th.
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  • Some Virginians rejected for Obamacare as coverage deadline looms

    Posted on: 5:11 pm, March 29, 2014, by , updated on: 12:39am, March 31, 2014

    Inside Zion Baptist Church in Petersburg Saturday, dozens gathered to learn information and sign up for"Obamacare" coverage.
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  • Governor doesn’t rule out raising speed limits

    Posted on: 9:24 pm, March 26, 2014, by , updated on: 05:05pm, March 27, 2014

    In Virginia, the current maximum speed limit is 70 mph, less than a state like Utah where it is 80 mph, or parts of Texas where the limit is 85 mph.
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