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.
A nurse from Jacksonville played a key role in helping crush segregation in the early 1960s, but her story is seldom told. Now her daughter, who was among the first to walk into an all-white school, wants to make sure that people know the true story of Florida's path to equality.
Men and women who serve our country are suffering, and some have died due to serious errors in military health care. For years, they could not seek any compensation or remedy from our government. But the story of Richard Stayskal, and his efforts in Washington, drove change.
We have a national election and an impeachment trial right around the corner. We could also see some big changes in our economy. With that in mind, political editor Craig Patrick has predictions for 2020 from FOX 13 pollster Matt Towery.
The race for president is getting flooded with polls, with many more on the way. But a lot of people don’t trust the numbers, because they’ve missed over and over again.
Last year, Hillsborough County voters were so fed up with traffic they approved the highest sales tax in the state to fund improvements. Then in March, Ben Limmer was hired to lead Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority - HART - which will spend much of the new tax money.
The Florida House of Representatives has launched an investigation into Moffitt Cancer Center and its dealings with Chinese research firms.
Tampa's plan for high-speed rail just took another step forward. Virgin Trains and Disney are in talks to build a high-speed stop near the Disney World theme parks.
By the start of the 20th Century, mass-produced cards were gaining popularity, especially in Florida. Tourists loved to send Florida cards to their freezing friends and loved ones around the world.
Universal Studios has been the largest recipient of high-crime-zone tax credits since the program’s inception, securing millions as it expands its theme park and resort footprint in Orlando.
Legend speaks of St. Nicholas tossing a ball of gold into a girl’s stocking to spare her from suffering, but those balls of gold were likened by Europeans to a rare and exotic fruit we call oranges.