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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 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: Interview with “Deej” director Robert Rooy

- Chris Graham talks with Robert Rooy, the director and producer of "Deej," a documentary on a nonspeaking autistic college grad.

Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Interview with Blake Christiana of Yarn

- Chris Graham talks with singer/songwriter Blake Christiana of Yarn, who will be performing at the Wayne Theatre in Waynesboro on Friday, Sept. 1.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: #Charlottesville

- Charlottesville is not the backdrop for white supremacists that the national media is selling you. Chris Graham fills in the gaps on the idyllic city and the story that has gripped the world.

Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: The end of the world as we know it?

- Chris Graham analyzes the growing tensions between the United States and North Korea. And no, he doesn't feel fine.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: WWE SummerSlam 2017 Preview

- Chris Graham previews WWE SummerSlam 2017. Will the show live up to the hype?

 

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Behind the Scenes at Shrek: The Musical

- Chris Graham and Tracy Straight take you behind the scenes of the Wayne Theatre production of Shrek: The Musical.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Inside Virginia Politics

- Chris Graham uses new poll numbers from VCU to analyze the state of the 2017 Virginia elections.

Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Inside the Wayne Theatre’s Shrek

- Chris Graham talks with Hank Fitzgerald, the producer of the Wayne Theatre production of Shrek: The Musical, which runs Aug. 10-13 and Aug. 17-20.

 

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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Making sense of the Mooch

- Chris Graham tries to make sense of the latest news coming from the Trump White House. Poor Mooch. Poor, poor Mooch.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: What happens after Trump dumps Sessions?

- What happens next after President Trump is rid of Jeff Sessions as his attorney general? Chris Graham climbs down that rabbit hole in today's podcast.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Looking ahead to WWE Summerslam

- Chris Graham talks WWE, looking back at the Battleground PPV and looking ahead to Summerslam.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Inside Quin Blanding’s return to UVA

- Chris Graham examines the decision of projected 2018 NFL first-round pick Quin Blanding to return to UVA for his senior season.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Should UVA just give up on football?

- Chris Graham examines the future of UVA football through the prism of the Marvin Zanders admissions story.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: 2017 #ACCKickoff wrap

- AFP editor Chris Graham and Seth Megginson wrap the 2017 ACC Kickoff.
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Podcast: Chris Graham talks #ACCKickoff on Mark Moses Show

- AFP editor Chris Graham joins the Mark Moses Show to talk about the 2017 ACC Kickoff.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: ACC Kickoff preview

- Chris Graham and Seth Megginson preview the 2017 ACC Football Kickoff live from Charlotte.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: The Roman Reigns heel turn

- Chris Graham analyzes the apparent Roman Reigns heel turn at WWE Great Balls of Fire, and more from the show.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Enough with the outrage

- Chris Graham maps out a plan for Democrats, progressives and media types prone to outrage over the latest from President Trump.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: WWE Great Balls of Fire preview

- AFP editor Chris Graham previews the July 9 WWE Great Balls of Fire pay-per-view event.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: 2017 ACC Football Kickoff Preview

- Chris Graham previews the 2017 ACC Football Kickoff, which is just two weeks away, with fall practice looming.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Interview with Tim Kaine

- AFP editor Chris Graham interviews U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, the 2016 Democratic Party vice presidential nominee.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Interview with Mark Warner

- AFP editor Chris Graham interviews U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., the vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Morton

- Chris Graham interviews newly minted WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Morton of the Rock 'n' Roll Express.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Disappointing end to UVA sports year

- The UVA baseball loss in Fort Worth ended a disappointing sports year for Cavs fans. Chris Graham reviews.

Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: The state of the NBA

- Chris Graham discusses the state of the NBA with Golden State on the verge of winning its second title in three years.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: What did we learn on Comey, Trump, Russia?

- Chris Graham offers commentary on the explosive James Comey Senate Intelligence Committee testimony.

Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Is Hillary Clinton right?

- Chris Graham examines Hillary Clinton's critiques of the DNC and the bigger problems facing Democrats in the current political climate.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Why no love for UVA basketball?

- Chris Graham examines the curious downgrading of UVA basketball in recent looks ahead at the 2017-2018 season.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Wilson Fairchild

- Chris Graham talks with Wilson Fairchild, Wil and Langdon Reid, about their upcoming appearance at the Grand Ol' Opry and their new radio show.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Did UVA baseball get screwed?

- Did UVA baseball get screwed by the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee? Chris Graham tries to give the committee the benefit of the doubt, but ...
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Salvation Army raises money for social services with music event

- A near-capacity crowd at the Wayne Theatre helped ring in a new Salvation Army of Waynesboro fundraiser Tuesday night.
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Back to their roots: Wilson Fairchild headlining July 4

- Remember when Staunton’s population was around 100,000? Wil and Langdon Reid of Wilson Fairchild do.
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Dancing into the night: Ricky Morton recaps WWE Hall of Fame career

- Ricky Morton might have thought the phone call was never going to come. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express in the WWE Hall of Fame? That day had passed.
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Pollen Season Stinks!

- Chris Graham, like millions of you out there, is struggling through the onset of pollen season. That, plus a preview of ESPN3 coverage of VMI baseball and more Trump talk, highlights today's podcast.
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Putin’s epic Trump troll

- How about that epic troll today? Gotta give it to that Vladimir Putin. Dude has President Trump over a barrel. Again.
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Does it even matter who Democrats nominate to run for Virginia governor?

- Let’s assume a Democrat is elected governor of Virginia in November. What can Ralph Northam or Tom Perriello actually achieve in the next four years?
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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Underwhelmed

- Chris Graham talks about his pending endorsement in the 2017 Democratic Party governor's race, Trump and Russia, and VMI baseball.

Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Who Will Stop the Rain?

- Chris Graham talks in The Weekender about his upcoming ESPN3 appearance, Xanadu at the Wayne, more Trump, and a book on pro wrestling that is tentatively set for release in September.