Chris Graham, the editor of AugustaFreePress.com, will mark his 22nd year in the media industry in 2017. An award-winning journalist and editor, Chris has also hosted local TV news programs, a syndicated sports talk show and served as the play-by-play announcer for a two-time championship winning summer college baseball team.
A 1994 graduate of the University of Virginia, Chris is the editor of AugustaFreePress.com, a daily news source based in Waynesboro, Va., that provides readers with in-depth coverage of news, sports, politics and culture in Virginia.
With a degree in political science from UVA, Chris has covered Virginia politics actively since 1997, conducting interviews with governors George Allen, Jim Gilmore, Mark Warner, Tim Kaine, Bob McDonnell and Terry McAuliffe, and political newsmakers including former Congressman Tom Perriello, UVA political-science professor Larry Sabato, ABC News White House correspondent Jonathan Karl and Fox Business host Lou Dobbs.
Other notable interview subjects have included author John Grisham, ESPN TV personality Dick Vitale, sportswriter and author John Feinstein, Weather Channel anchor Stephanie Abrams and musician Bruce Hornsby.
An author of five books, Chris also co-wrote a book on the history of University of Virginia basketball, Mad About U: Four Decades of Basketball at University Hall, which was published in 2006.
Chris has covered University of Virginia sports since 1995, and is a credentialed member of the press box and press row at UVA football, basketball and baseball games, covering the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament, the NCAA Tournament and Virginia’s run to the Sweet Sixteen at Madison Square Garden in 2014, and also covering the UVA baseball team in the ACC Baseball Championship, Regionals and Super Regionals.
From 2009-2014, Chris was the play-by-play voice of the Waynesboro Generals, a team competing in the Valley Baseball League, a premier college summer baseball league affiliated with Major League Baseball and the NCAA.
Chris is currently in his second season as a color commentator for ESPN3 broadcasts of VMI college baseball games, and has served as the radio play-by-play voice for VMI football for the past two seasons, in 2015 and 2016.
The former co-host of “ACC Nation,” a syndicated radio show that ran for four years, ending in 2007, Chris is currently a contributor to “The Mark Moses Show” on 95.9-The Fan in Melbourne, Fla., and “Country Club” with host Kris Neil on WKDW-900AM in Staunton, Va.
Chris also served as a member of the creative team and on-air TV commentator for Awesome Wrestling Entertainment on AWE’s Night of the Legends live pay-per-view event in 2011, and is involved again with the company in a creative capacity as it makes its return to the wrestling business in 2017.
He is also the former co-host of “Viewpoints” on WVPT, a weekly news affairs TV show that aired from 2016-2017.
AFP Editor Chris Graham: Columns, Podcasts
- Chris Graham interviews Richmond-based comedian Antoine Scott, who is headlining the Mother's Day Weekend Bash. - The 3 Redneck Tenors started as a way around a community theater not having enough money to do a benefit. - Chris Graham and Doug Ward break down the card for the May 6 Awesome Wrestling Entertainment Night of the Superstars. - New radio spot promoting AWE Night of the Superstars: Benefit for UVA Children's Hospital! Saturday, May 6, at Waynesboro High School. - Adam Haseley the everyday player has a UVA team-best 12 homers, .396/.495/.689 slash line and 52 runs scored.
- The Bryce Harper of 2016 hit .243. The Harper of 2017 is looking, and yes, it’s early, like the 2015 NL MVP. - Chris Graham shares a recent interview with U.S. Sen. Mark Warner on this week's Street Knowledge podcast. - Is there more to the investigation into Russia’s efforts to influence the 2016 election than what meets the eye? Mark Warner seems to think so.
- In case you hadn’t made the connection that the Syria airstrikes mean the Trump team isn’t in league with Russia, Eric Trump laid it all out. - AFP editor Chris Graham reviews WrestleMania 33 on Facebook Live. - Chris Graham talks with Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam about the 2017 Virginia governor race. - Chris Graham previews the upcoming AWE Night of the Superstars show live from the scene of last night's Smackdown Live. - Chris Graham joins The Mark Moses Show on SportsRadio 1560-The Fan in Melbourne, Fla., to talk Final Four and WrestleMania 33. - Chris Graham, Marvin Ward and Preston Fitzgerald preview the Awesome Wrestling Entertainment Night of the Superstars. - Chris Graham and Scott German break down UVA's 76-71 win over UNC-Wilmington in the 2017 NCAA Tournament. - Chris Graham and Scott German break down UVA basketball on the eve of the 2017 NCAA Tournament. - Chris Graham breaks down Duke's 75-69 win over Notre Dame in the 2017 #ACCTourney. - Chris Graham breaks down ACC Tournament Semifinal Friday, and the two teams left standing: Duke and Notre Dame. - Chris Graham joins The Mark Moses Show on SportsRadio 1560-The Fan to preview Duke-UNC at the #ACCTourney. - Chris Graham breaks down the ACC Tournament quarterfinals from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. - AFP editor Chris Graham breaks down Day 2 of the 2017 ACC Tournament. - AFP editor Chris Graham wraps Day 1 of the 2017 ACC Tournament. - Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham will join Wade Branner as a commentator on 10 ESPN3 broadcasts of VMI baseball this spring.
- Chris Graham reviews the #WWE Fastlane pay-per-view on Facebook Live. - Chris Graham and Scott German offer thoughts on UVA's 67-42 win over Pitt. - Chris Graham talks with Jerry Carter, who is at the Pac-12 Tournament watching Washington star Kelsey Plum, for a Women's March Madness Preview. - Chris Graham, Scott German and Jeff Fife look at #23 UVA as college basketball becomes March Madness. - AFP editor Chris Graham talks college hoops with The Mark Moses Show on SportsRadio 1560AM The Fan in Melbourne, Fla. - Chris Graham wraps #23 UVA's 53-43 win over #5 North Carolina from the John Paul Jones Arena. - What if it was you who was responsible for handing the wrong envelope to Warren Beatty at the Oscars? - Chris Graham and Jeff Fife review #18 UVA's 70-55 win at N.C. State. - Chris Graham looks at the recent UVA losing streak and examines where the Cavs stand in relation to the NCAA Tournament. - Chris Graham talks with Virginia Tech professor Scott King about the NASA announcement of seven earth-like planets 39 light-years away. - Chris Graham and Scott German wrap the painful 54-48 overtime loss for #18 UVA to Miami on Monday. - Chris Graham looks ahead to the Malcolm Brogdon tribute and tonight's UVA-Miami ACC hoops game. - Chris Graham reviews the 65-41 loss for #14 UVA at #10 UNC in ACC Saturday Night Hoops. - Chris Graham previews the matchup between #14 UVA and #10 UNC in ACC Saturday Night Hoops. - Chris Graham talks with Virginia Tech professor Paul Avey to get insight on the Michael Flynn resignation.