Chris Graham

chris graham espnChris Graham, the editor of AugustaFreePress.com, an award-winning journalist and editor, is a 1994 graduate of the University of Virginia, and has covered Virginia politics since 1997.

An author of six 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 commentator on ESPN3 college football and baseball broadcasts.

This fall, Chris will serve as the play-by-play voice on radio broadcasts for VMI football, marking his fourth season as a broadcaster for Keydets’ radio broadcasts.

He is a member of the Football Writers Assocation of America, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

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.

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.

Chris wrote a book on that experience, The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, that was published in 2018.

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

Books by Chris Graham

The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever

Chris Graham offers a glimpse behind the curtain of the pro wrestling business in his new book, The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, the inside story of the 2011 Night of Legends, a live pay-per-view event featuring stars including WWE Hall of Famers Kevin Nash, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan and The Rock ‘n Roll Express that was met with almost universally negative reviews.

Mad About U: Four Decades of at University Hall, by Chris Graham and Patrick Hite, is a look at the players, coaches and memories of University Hall at the University of Virginia. From Barry Parkhill’s last-second shot to knock off No. 2 South Carolina to the struggles faced by coaches Barbara Kelly and Dan Bonner in the early years of UVa. women’s basketball to the excitement of the early 1980s in the House that Ralph Built to the move to JPJ – it’s all here.

The Latest

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More talk about the UVA Basketball National Championship: Podcast

- Chris Graham and Jerry Carter wax nostalgic, poetic, philosophic, on the 2019 UVA Basketball National Championship because, why not?
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UVA Basketball fans: Relax, it will be OK, and in the meantime, I have a new hat

- Literally a text that I received tonight, while grilling, wearing my UVA Basketball national championship hat.
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Chris Graham, Rod Mullins talk NASCAR: Podcast

- Chris Graham and Rod Mullins catch up on the Bristol and Richmond NASCAR races and look ahead to Talladega next weekend.
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De’Andre Hunter declares for NBA Draft: Projected lottery pick

- De’Andre Hunter hit the biggest shot in UVA basketball history on a pass from Ty Jerome. On Monday, Hunter deferred to Jerome to make the first declaration regarding the 2019 NBA Draft, before joining his teammate in the draft pool.
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VMI Baseball: Keydets host Richmond Tuesday on ESPN+

- Chris Graham will join Voice of the Keydets Wade Branner on Tuesday's ESPN+ broadcast of VMI baseball as the Keydets host Richmond at 6 p.m.
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Ty Jerome is headed to the NBA: Also exploring De’Andre Hunter, Kyle Guy

- Ty Jerome announced Monday that he is entering the NBA Draft pool for 2019. Chris Graham breaks down his draft prospects, and also talks about the draft outlook for De'Andre Hunter and Kyle Guy.
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Chris Graham: Breaking down Ty Jerome’s NBA draft prospects

- Ty Jerome will have a long, productive career in the NBA wherever he ends up.
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Behind the Scenes at the 2019 Final Four: Podcast

- Jeff Fife gets Chris Graham to take listeners behind the scenes at the 2019 Final Four to tell the story of the UVA Basketball national championship run.

Chris Graham, Jerry Carter talk UVA Basketball, national championship: Podcast

- Chris Graham and Jerry Carter discuss the historic UVA run to a basketball national championship.
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My UVA Basketball National Championship Playlist

- Still basking in the glow of the UVA Basketball national championship, I spent otherwise productive time coming up with a UVA Basketball National Championship Playlist.
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How UVA Basketball brought home a national title: Podcast

- Chris Graham talks with Zach Pereles to trace the story of the 2019 UVA Basketball National Title all the way back to its genesis in March 2017, long before anyone had heard of UMBC.
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Five things I was wrong about with UVA Basketball

- The national idiots – and, they’re idiots – have long said UVA Basketball would never win a national championship under Tony Bennett … because.
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UVA Basketball wins the national title: And the tears flow

- I am not ashamed to admit that the tears were flowing for me as the final seconds counted down last night in Minneapolis as UVA Basketball wrapped its first national title.
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UVA Basketball wins the national title: Chris Graham talks with the Mark Moses Show

- The Mark Moses Show is joined by Chris Graham of The Augusta Free Press to recap Virginia wining the NCAA Tournament Monday night in Minneapolis.
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Inside the Numbers: How UVA defeated Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title

- Texas Tech had dominated defensively in the NCAA Tournament, and they were, if you believed the experts, going to dominate UVA defensively Monday night in the NCAA championship game.