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 specialized in political reporting, guiding viewers through the active and at times complex Virginia political scene.
Joe has reported extensively on the election of Terry McAuliffe, the indictment of former Governor Bob McDonnell, and the political divide inside Virginia’s General Assembly.
Joe spent hours on the air during some of Virginia’s biggest events in the past few years including the stabbing of State Senator Creigh Deeds, the Navy Yard shooting in Washington D.C., and the disappearance of Nelson County Teenager Alexis Murphy.
Some of Joe’s in depth reports have focused on the 2013 Attorney General Recount and the Bostic v. Rainey court fight for marriage equality.
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 in Davenport, Iowa for the #1 station in the Quad Cities.
During the 2012 Iowa caucuses, 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.
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 an 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 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.