Craig Patrick

Craig Patrick

Chief investigator & political editor

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.

If you would like to contact Craig, you can email him at You can also connect with him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter @FOX13Politics.

The latest from Craig Patrick


Florida has high hopes for hemp, but scientists warn state may get burned

While state leaders promote hemp as Florida's next big cash crop, scientists are still trying to figure out the best varieties and conditions to grow it in Florida. They stress much more work needs to be done in testing facilities before they can relay the best techniques and skills to would-be farmers. 


CDC to take closer look at algae's effect on humans

Federal scientists will begin testing at least 50 volunteers who work and live near South Florida’s Lake Okeechobee, where toxic blooms have been particularly intense. They will take blood samples, urine samples, and nose swabs to find out which toxins they may have been exposed to -- and how much.


What you didn't see during the first moon landing

Fifty years ago, the Apollo 11 crew spent four days in space. Then, when they finally reached the moon and sent the signals back to Earth, 600 million people couldn’t believe what they were seeing – live – on their television sets. And they could not even see some of the most interesting parts, until now.


Apollo 11's problem-filled lunar landing

When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin undocked their lunar lander Eagle from the command module Columbia 50 years ago, they knew they were headed for an adventure. But several problems popped up that nearly kept them from landing on the moon.


Legal resident faces deportation after overturned conviction

In the course of an investigation that spanned several years, FOX 13 uncovered evidence that freed a man from prison named Jean Claude Meus. A judge overturned his conviction 10 years ago. But while Meus is a lawful U.S. resident, the information in his court file caught the attention of federal immigration enforcement and resulted in a deportation case.