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Chris Graham

 

chris graham espnChris Graham, the editor of Augusta Free Press, 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 and football games, and has served as a radio play-by-play voice for VMI football for the past three seasons.

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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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham
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Dukes get off the deck: Breaking down JMU playoff rally

- JMU was, clearly, rattled. An uncharacteristic defensive breakdown led to an 81-yard TD pass that gave Weber State a 14-10 lead in the third quarter, and then things seemed to start to snowball.
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Tax overhaul would free up churches, billionaires to exert more political influence

- Want your pastor to preach from the pulpit about politics? The tax overhaul bill making its way through Congress will help you get your wish.
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Breakdown: Virginia point guard Ty Jerome struggles in loss at WVU

- To say that Virginia sophomore point guard Ty Jerome struggled against Press Virginia in UVA’s 68-61 loss at WVU Tuesday might be underselling it.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: UVA sports, and the flu bug

- Chris Graham, struggling through a nasty flu bug, tries to get through a podcast talking UVA basketball, Micah Kiser winning the Academic Heisman, and the inaugural Virginia Baseball Hall of Fame class.
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Is Daniel Bryan gearing up for a return to the ring in WWE?

- The rumor mill is heating up again with talk that Daniel Bryan could be set for a return to the ring in WWE, though WWE is denying that a Bryan return is imminent.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Talking NASCAR, Tennessee football with Rod Mullins

- Appalachian Chained editor Rod Mullins joins Chris Graham to talk NASCAR and the latest in the Tennessee coaching search.
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Football, boxing, wrestling, MMA: Adapt to survive

- First game on a football sideline for my wife. We’re back in the fall of 2000 here. I’m still a young sportswriter, we’re newlyweds, and this particular Friday night meant an early dinner, then high school football.
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Virginia grows, despite defeat at WVU

- Kansas, which wins the Big 12 every year, can’t win in Morgantown, so you knew Virginia had a tall order Tuesday night.
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Expanding the playoff in FBS: But first, the JMU dilemma

- The clamor over the final spot in the College Football Playoff usually ends up with a point being made about how lower divisions settle such disputes – by having more than four teams involved.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: UVA Military Bowl First Look

- Chris Graham and Scott German take a first look at the Virginia-Navy matchup in the Military Bowl, and look ahead to Tuesday's UVA-West Virginia hoops contest.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: The Cody Rhodes 10K

- Chris Graham breaks down the details surrounding the reports that Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks are looking to put on an indy wrestling megashow in 2018.
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Waynesboro: We don’t like the KKK, right?

- Waynesboro city leaders want to have a thorough discussion about whether it should take any kind of official stand on KKK flyers.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Sexual misconduct goes viral

- Chris Graham and guest co-host Crystal Graham discuss the Matt Lauer firing in the context of a flood of high-profile media, political and entertainment leaders facing sexual misconduct allegations.
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Advice to Cody Rhodes, The Young Bucks: Don’t do it!

- Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks are reportedly planning a major indy pro wrestling event in 2018 that they hope can draw in the area of 10,000 fans.
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Life in Trump’s America: ‘Fat boy’ as insult

- I got outed as a “fat boy” by a commenter on an AFP story yesterday. Which is funny on many levels.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Virginia basketball on the rise

- Chris Graham and Scott German talk Virginia basketball on the heels of the 49-37 win over Wisconsin in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge Monday night.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Rod Mullins talks Tennessee football

- Chris Graham talks with Appalachian Chained editor Rod Mullins on the latest on the Tennessee football coaching search.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Another Virginia Tech win over Virginia

- Chris Graham and Scott German break down #24 Virginia Tech's 10-0 win over Virginia Friday night.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Virginia-Virginia Tech Preview

- Chris Graham and Scott German preview the Commonwealth Clash between Virginia (6-5, 3-4 ACC) and Virginia Tech (8-3, 4-3 ACC).
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: NASCAR talk with Rod Mullins

- Chris Graham welcomes Rod Mullins to the podcast to break down the NASCAR season finale, and look ahead to Virginia-Virginia Tech football.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: UVA Thanksgiving Week Preview

- Chris Graham and Scott German preview the busy Thanksgiving Week ahead for UVA football and UVA basketball.
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Video: Chris Graham reviews #WWE Survivor Series

- AFP editor Chris Graham reviews WWE Survivor Series.
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Video: Chris Graham recaps #3 Miami win over Virginia

- AFP editor Chris Graham recaps on Facebook Live #3 Miami's 44-28 win over Virginia.
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Video: Chris Graham previews busy #UVA sports weekend

- Chris Graham previews a busy weekend in UVA athletics, focusing on the basketball game at VCU on Friday and the football game at #3 Miami on Saturday.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: ACC Weekend Preview

- Chris Graham and Scott German break down Week 12 of the 2017 ACC football season.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Rod Mullins talks NASCAR, UT football

- Chris Graham talks with Rod Mullins of Appalachian Chained to preview this weekend's NASCAR season finale and the latest on the Tennessee football job.
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Video: Chris Graham talks #WWE Survivor Series

- Chris Graham goes to Facebook Live to preview this weekend's WWE Survivor Series and NXT Takeover: WarGames.