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

  • 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
  • New RPS superintendent says he isn’t ‘cleaning house’

    Posted on: 4:20 pm, February 18, 2014, by , updated on: 07:10pm, February 18, 2014

    "As long as you’re doing your job, you’ll be OK," Richmond Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Dana Bedden said. "But at the same time, we’re not going to be an employment agency."
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    Superintendent Dr. Dana Bedden
  • Can Chesterfield help struggling Petersburg schools?

    Posted on: 2:19 pm, February 17, 2014, by , and , updated on: 12:06am, February 18, 2014

    "I feel we've lost a generation of students in Petersburg," Virginia Sen. Tommy Norment said.
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    Chesterfield Schools
  • Medicaid expansion fight could shut down Virginia government

    Posted on: 11:39 pm, February 16, 2014, by and , updated on: 12:57am, February 17, 2014

    With only a few weeks left in this year's General Assembly session, the House and Senate met Sunday to reveal how they wanted to spend money from taxpayers.
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  • Snow days could mean Saturday school in Richmond

    Posted on: 7:16 pm, February 13, 2014, by

    And now a new option is on the table for Richmond Public Schools.
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  • Police investigate report of Richmond shooting

    Posted on: 11:25 am, February 13, 2014, by and

    CBS 6 reporter Joe St. George is on scene and is providing updates via Twitter.
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    Richmond Shooting
  • Winter weather hurts US economy, area businesses

    Posted on: 6:49 pm, February 11, 2014, by , updated on: 06:53pm, February 11, 2014

    The snow of 2014 is beginning to add up in more ways than one.
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  • Temperature partly to blame for delayed pothole repair

    Posted on: 7:28 pm, February 10, 2014, by , updated on: 08:15pm, February 10, 2014

    Richmond Public Works spokesman Sharon North said that while the city repairs roads all year long, it is more costly to repair potholes in the winter.
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  • Delegate Bob Marshall teams up with former Democratic Chair to get slave graves maintained

    Posted on: 9:18 pm, February 9, 2014, by , updated on: 10:14pm, February 9, 2014

    Currently, the Commonwealth maintains the graves of many former Civil War soldiers, but not slaves.
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  • Chesterfield man arrested for Henrico shooting

    Posted on: 6:07 pm, February 9, 2014, by and , updated on: 11:05am, February 10, 2014

    "It’s Sunday, you know, and we don’t need this around here," one man said.
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    NewBridge Road shooting