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

  • How Michael’s ‘Vick-tory’ dogs have changed lives since their rescue

    Posted on: 3:00 pm, April 23, 2014, by and , updated on: 04:22pm, April 23, 2014

    Some good has come from the Virginia-based dog fighting ring that made international headlines.
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  • Vandalism spree leaves over 40 with flat tires in Petersburg

    Posted on: 11:53 am, April 21, 2014, by , and , updated on: 06:52pm, April 21, 2014

    Police are investigating after someone went around a neighborhood and punctured the tires of some 40 vehicles, according to Petersburg Police.
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  • Man finds $1,000 in Walmart parking lot; you won’t believe what he does with it

    Posted on: 10:11 pm, April 20, 2014, by and , updated on: 12:56am, April 21, 2014

    What would you do if you found money with no name on it? Spend it or turn it in? It may surprise you what most would say...
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  • Public’s help needed after fire damages church on Easter Sunday

    Posted on: 6:09 pm, April 20, 2014, by , and , updated on: 05:46pm, April 21, 2014

    Henrico fire officials are asking for the public's help after a two-alarm blaze damaged a church on Easter Sunday.
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  • Firefighters battle blaze at Westover Hills apartment

    Posted on: 11:17 pm, April 19, 2014, by and , updated on: 11:03am, April 20, 2014

    A family in Westover Hills was displaced after a fire ripped through their apartment.
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  • 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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