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Chris Graham


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 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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AFP Editor Chris Graham: Columns, Podcasts
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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.

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.

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.

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.

Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Behind the scenes at ESPN3

- Chris Graham takes you on a podcast tour behind the scenes of an ESPN3 college football broadcast.

#Charlottesville: Divide, not unite

- We now have the second side to the “both sides” dichotomy of #Charlottesville that President Trump tried to sell us on.

 

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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: UVA football at a crossroads?

- Chris Graham and Scott German review the 34-17 UVA loss to Indiana on Saturday, and look at the state of the football program heading into Week 3.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: GFW, Ronda Rousey, No Mercy

- Chris Graham talks pro wrestling: the latest involving GFW's future, Ronda Rousey and a look ahead to No Mercy.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: UVA AD search, look ahead to Indiana

- Chris Graham and Scott German discuss the search for a new athletics director at UVA, and at the Cavs' Week 2 game with Indiana.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Insight, analysis on UVA’s 28-10 win over W&M

- Chris Graham breaks down UVA's 28-10 win over William & Mary on Saturday.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: UVA Football Season Preview

- Chris Graham and Scott German talk UVA football on the eve of the kickoff of the 2017 season.

Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: My life as an ESPN3 broadcaster

- Chris Graham takes you through what it's like to be an ESPN3 broadcaster. And yes, it's OK that you didn't know that he's an ESPN3 broadcaster.
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Robert Lee: Collateral damage in ongoing conservative war with ESPN

- Clay Travis got his pound of flesh from ESPN breaking the story about an announcer named Robert Lee being pulled from a UVA football game.
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Insider perspective on ESPN decision to pull Robert Lee from UVA football

- Yes, it really happened, what you read about ESPN pulling an unfortunately named broadcaster named Robert Lee from a UVA football broadcast.