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

  • 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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  • UPDATE: Naval shooting suspect used sailor’s gun to carry out deadly attack

    Posted on: 6:19 am, March 25, 2014, by and , updated on: 07:17pm, March 25, 2014

    Navy officials confirmed the fatalities included one male sailor and one male civilian.
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    Naval Station Shooting
  • Special Session costs Va. taxpayers more money daily than many make annually

    Posted on: 7:23 pm, March 24, 2014, by

    Virginia lawmakers are back in Richmond for a special session of the General Assembly and they need to agree on a state budget.
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  • McAuliffe pledges to take ‘full responsibility’ if Medicaid expansion hurts Virginia

    Posted on: 1:02 pm, March 24, 2014, by , and , updated on: 05:57pm, April 8, 2014

    Governor Terry McAuliffe's budget proposal is "based on" Bob McDonnell proposed budget -- but with 104 amendments.
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    Terry McAuliffe
  • Special session for state budget starts Monday

    Posted on: 11:31 pm, March 23, 2014, by and , updated on: 12:01am, March 24, 2014

    Lawmakers come back to Richmond Monday to negotiate a plan for the Commonwealth's budget.
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  • Richmond has same type of gas pipes eyed in deadly NY explosion

    Posted on: 6:35 pm, March 13, 2014, by , updated on: 07:29pm, March 13, 2014

    The disaster is raising concerns about the nation's aging infrastructure, especially since the pipes believed to have caused the leak were cast iron.
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    Gas Pipes
  • Expect more security at both Richmond St. Patrick’s day events

    Posted on: 7:23 pm, March 12, 2014, by , updated on: 07:24pm, March 12, 2014

    This weekend there are two major St. Patrick's Day celebrations happening. Expect heightened security at both, organizers said -- compared with last year's Shamrock the Block.
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  • Chesterfield meals tax failure gives some ‘voters remorse’

    Posted on: 6:16 pm, March 11, 2014, by , updated on: 06:32pm, March 11, 2014

    Chesterfield County leaders have proposed doing something they haven't done in over 25 years.
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    chesterfieldtax
  • UPDATE: Charges filed after young boy found wandering

    Posted on: 11:29 am, March 10, 2014, by , and , updated on: 01:04am, March 11, 2014

    "The child identified himself as 'Darnell' and said that he was three years old," Petersburg Police said via email.
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    Wandering Child02
  • General Assembly adjourns after passing several new laws

    Posted on: 11:36 pm, March 9, 2014, by and , updated on: 06:20pm, March 10, 2014

    Virginians can expect some big changes in the year to come.
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    General Assembly