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Chris Graham

 

chris graham espnChris 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 worked as a commentator on ESPN3 college football and baseball broadcasts.

A 1994 graduate of the University of Virginia, 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.

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.

He is also the former co-host of “Viewpoints” on WVPT, a weekly news affairs TV show that aired from 2016-2017.

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Chris Graham: Columns, Podcasts
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It was just one loss, folks! UVA Football Nation in despair

- UVA football doesn’t just lose a game now and then. When it loses, the wheels come off the bandwagon.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Mind/Game director Rick Goldsmith

- Chris Graham interviews Mind/Game director Rick Goldsmith in advance of the film's screening in Waynesboro at the Wayne Theatre on Thursday, Nov. 2.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: UVA-Boston College Preview

- Chris Graham and Scott German preview the UVA-Boston College game this weekend in ACC action.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: BalletX coming to the Wayne Theatre

- Chris Graham talks with Christine Cox, the artistic and executive director of BalletX, which will be performing at the Wayne Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 21.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: UVA Basketball Preview

- Chris Graham and Scott German preview the 2017-2018 UVA basketball season.
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UVA Basketball Season Preview: What is the ceiling for the ‘Hoos?

- UVA basketball was getting a lot of early, early, early 2017-2018 love this past spring, including some national Top 10 buzz.
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UVA at 5-1? You cannot be serious

- UVA football is 5-1 for the first time since 2007, and this one is so-o-o-o different than that one.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: UVA tops UNC, 20-14

- Chris Graham and Scott German break down UVA's 20-14 win over North Carolina.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Nats-Cubs, UNC-NCAA

- Chris Graham and Scott German break down the epic Game 5 NLDS Nats-Cubs finish, and lament the toothlessness of the NCAA.
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The Ghosts of Game 5: #Nats go down swinging, with their guys

- Nothing supernatural here, no curses, none of that nonsense at play. No, the fate of the Washington Nationals was in the hands of Max Scherzer, and then Bryce Harper, their guys.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: UVA vs. UNC Preview

- Chris Graham and Scott German preview this weekend's ACC clash between UVA and North Carolina.

UVA shows grit, resolve, grinding out win over Duke

- Somebody needs to say it, so I’ll just say it. Today’s game with Duke was the kind that UVA would have lost before Bronco Mendenhall.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: #WWE Hell in a Cell Preview

- Chris Graham previews Sunday's #WWE Hell in a Cell pay-per-view event.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: UVA-Duke preview

- Chris Graham and Scott German talk UVA football, including previewing this weekend's game between the Cavs and Duke.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Unspeakable tragedy in Las Vegas

- Chris Graham discusses the latest on the mass shooting in Las Vegas that has claimed the lives of at least 58 people.
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Analysis: How much is #takeaknee impacting the NFL business model?

- The headlines tell you those who don’t like the #takeaknee movement have the supporters beat by a 12-percent margin in a recent poll commissioned by ESPN.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: #WWE No Mercy, Hell in a Cell

- Chris Graham talks #WWE, reviewing the No Mercy Raw PPV from last weekend, and looking ahead to next weekend's Hell in a Cell Smackdown show.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: #TakeaKnee

- Chris Graham talks #TakeaKnee, and the intersection of sports and politics.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: The FBI puts the hammer down on college hoops

- Chris Graham and Scott German examine the still-developing FBI investigation of college basketball that has already claimed the career of Louisville coach Rick Pitino.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: UVA shocks Boise State

- Chris Graham and Scott German recap the 42-23 UVA upset at Boise State.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: UVA-Boise State Preview

- Chris Graham and Scott German offer analysis and keys to tonight's UVA-Boise State game.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Libertarian gubernatorial nominee Cliff Hyra

- Chris Graham interviews Libertarian gubernatorial nominee Cliff Hyra.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: First look at UVA-Boise State

- Chris Graham and Scott German take a first look at the UVA-Boise State game set for Friday night.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Recap of UVA win over UConn

- Chris Graham provides a quick recap of UVA's 38-18 win over UConn on Saturday.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: UVA-UConn Preview

- Chris Graham breaks down Saturday's non-conference clash between UVA (1-1) and UConn (1-0).
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Liberalsplainin’ is not going to bridge the racial, political divide

- It has become de rigueur among progressives to sneer down our noses at the working-class whites who feel that they are being left behind.