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

  • General Assembly could give Homeowner Associations more authority

    Posted on: 9:35 pm, March 4, 2014, by

    A bill in the General Assembly, which the House and Senate have already cleared different versions of, would give homeowner associations more authority.
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  • General Assembly overtime likely amid budget squabble

    Posted on: 10:53 pm, March 2, 2014, by , updated on: 11:42pm, March 2, 2014

    General Assembly overtime could result in a big price tag for taxpayers.
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  • Major overhaul ahead for food labels

    Posted on: 7:47 am, February 27, 2014, by and , updated on: 07:08pm, February 27, 2014

    The new rules, which would go into effect two years after they are finalized, are redesigned to make it clearer for Americans to know how many calories they are consuming.
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    Nutrition labels getting a makeover
  • Petersburg PTA rallies against Chesterfield running ailing

    Posted on: 8:28 pm, February 26, 2014, by , updated on: 08:38pm, February 26, 2014

    "The last time our school system was taken over, that era was segregation," the president of the Petersburg PTA said.
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  • Bill would allow Virginians to be buried next to their pets

    Posted on: 7:00 pm, February 25, 2014, by

    People can only be buried next to humans in the Commonwealth of Virginia, but that could soon change if one state delegate's bill becomes law.
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  • Profane Burger King receipt moves Richmond grandmother to tears

    Posted on: 3:19 pm, February 24, 2014, by and , updated on: 07:32am, February 26, 2014

    "This is more than an insult. I mean calling you names on a piece of a paper, that will hurt somebody," she said.
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    Burger King Receipt
  • McDonnells plan to ask for dismissal of federal charges

    Posted on: 10:32 pm, February 23, 2014, by and , updated on: 11:34pm, February 23, 2014

    New documents are revealing more about former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen McDonnell, and their plan for their approaching trial.
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  • Varina grad, ODU student dies after attack near campus

    Posted on: 8:26 pm, February 23, 2014, by and , updated on: 10:19am, February 24, 2014

    Police are searching for two men after a deadly aggravated assault near Old Dominion University's campus early Sunday morning.
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    ODU student attack collage
  • Shutdown fears grow as House, Senate pass competing budgets

    Posted on: 7:00 pm, February 20, 2014, by , updated on: 07:26pm, February 20, 2014

    The controversy surrounds whether or not to expand Medicaid in order to offer health insurance to hundreds of thousands of Virginians who are too poor for Obamacare subsidies.
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  • Why Virginia spends $500,000 on students who help state lawmakers

    Posted on: 1:23 pm, February 20, 2014, by , updated on: 07:26pm, February 23, 2014

    Virginia’s House and Senate pages open doors, make copies, run errands and bring lunches to lawmakers. Joe St. George asks lawmakers about the program, the cost and if it is worth it to Virginia.
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  • General Assembly approves bill to change how puppies are sold in Virginia

    Posted on: 7:31 pm, February 19, 2014, by , updated on: 12:08am, February 28, 2014

    "Bailey's Law" now heads to Gov. Terry McAuliffe for him to sign into law.
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  • BONUS: Transcript of interview with new RPS superintendent

    Posted on: 6:55 pm, February 18, 2014, by

    Click here for the full transcript of reporter Joe St. George's interview with Richmond Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Dana Bedden.
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    Superintendent Dr. Dana Bedden