Joe St. George joined WTVR in 2012 as a reporter and multimedia journalist. He also currently serves as an anchor for Sunday evening broadcasts.
Since arriving in Richmond, Joe has been on the scene for nearly all of the region's top stories: from missing UVA student Hannah Graham to the stabbing of State Senator Creigh Deeds to the Navy Yard shooting in Washington D.C.
Joe specializes however in political reporting -- having covered the General Assembly for several sessions as well as the campaigns of Mark Warner, Terry McAuliffe and Tim Kaine. Joe was one of only a handful of reporters in the room the night Congressman Eric Cantor lost his seat.
Joe is most known for his coverage of the corruption trial of former Governor Bob McDonnell. As one of the only journalists to sit through everyday of the six week trial, Joe field anchored verdict coverage and announced the jury's decision as it came down live across CBS 6.
Joe's reporting style has made him a regular guest on radio programs in the region including WRVA and WNTW in Richmond, WHKT in Hampton Roads and WNEW in Washington D.C.
Prior to joining CBS 6, Joe was a political reporter in Davenport, Iowa for the #1 station in the Quad Cities where he covered the Iowa Caucuses and had exclusive interviews with candidates such as Mitt Romney and Joe Biden.
Apart from political coverage, Joe has a passion for investigative journalism, 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 an intern in the Washington D.C. 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 and 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 D.C. 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 and in 2013 became a member of Catholic University’s Alumni Association Board of Governors.
A native of Youngstown, Ohio, in his free time, Joe enjoys playing golf and eating good meals with friends.
Do not hesitate to reach out to Joe on twitter @joestgeorge.