Craig is FOX 13's political editor and chief investigator. He has won more than 20 Emmy Awards throughout his career as an executive producer, anchor, and reporter.
He hosts Money, Power & Politics, and produces investigations focused on questionable government policy and spending. His reports have exposed illegal state tax credits, lawmakers violating their own voting rules, and Medicare schemes that bilk millions of tax dollars.
He previously led the investigative/special projects unit at the ABC affiliate in Orlando, managed the station's election coverage, moderated a weekly political discussion program, and produced a variety of primetime specials.
Craig began his career as an anchor/reporter at television stations in Savannah and Birmingham. He also worked as a marketing/public-relations executive -- and is a past winner of the Phillips Platinum PR award for developing a top-rated internal communications program. He obtained his BA in Journalism/Political Science from Spring Hill College in Mobile.
Craig has served on the boards of several Tampa Bay area government and community organizations, including the St. Petersburg Planning Commission, Historic Preservation Commission, City Beautiful Commission, Pinellas Public Access Advisory Board, Tampa Bay Partnership's Transportation and International Councils, Pinellas Juvenile Welfare Board Community Council, and Tampa Bay Red Cross Advisory Board.
Florida’s unemployment benefits system failed thousands of people when they needed help the most. Now claimants say it’s still holding up their benefits as state leaders consider plans to build a new system.
Matt Towery's polls have ranked among the most accurate nation. Now his first poll of 2021 shows Ken Welch is the early, though slight, frontrunner in the St. Petersburg race for mayor.
The state’s oyster industry got some very bad news just before Christmas. Florida is banning oyster harvesting in north Florida’s Apalachicola Bay. It’s another blow for communities that have already gone through a lot.
Federal lawmakers have a plan to cancel student loan debt. And if they can’t get it passed in Congress, they say President-elect Biden could do it on his own through executive order.
State lawmakers will consider plans to allow guns on college campuses. It’s something that has come up several times before and failed, but the sponsor says 2021 will be different.
Voters passed an amendment to try to reduce the amount of power and influence lobbyists have in state government. But it does not yet apply to lawmakers who just left office.
By April, the Census Bureau will send redistricting counts to the states. Then, the legislature will begin work on redrawing the political map of Florida. That will set up a battle that will likely draw lawsuits.
President-elect Joe Biden is planning big changes in border and immigration policy. But he will face some striking challenges, starting with his pledge to stop construction on our southern border walls.
Earlier this month, the U.S. House voted to decriminalize marijuana. In the new Congress, the Senate will decide whether to follow through with it.
A landmark Supreme Court ruling in favor of the state of South Dakota may have set the stage for collecting online sales tax in Florida. Lawmakers say it would not technically be a new tax because it’s already on the books.