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


President Trump wins Florida with wider margin than 2016

Trump’s lead over Biden in Florida appeared to top the president’s 1.2 percentage-point victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016. An early look at the votes suggests that Trump performed better than expected among the Cuban communities in South Florida.


Why you're seeing so many Joe Biden ads on TV in Florida

Two weeks before Election Day, the Biden campaign has the advantage in Sunshine State advertising and cash. Biden’s ad machine took off around Labor Day, about the same time President Trump’s ad team slowed down and cut back. 


Florida Amendment 4 explained: Amendment ratification changes

Florida’s Amendment Four would make it harder to amend our state constitution in the future. If passed, any amendment that passes would have to go on the ballot again and pass a second time before it gets added to the constitution. 


Why your Florida mail-in ballot might get rejected

While the president has criticized voting by mail in other states, he says it’s safe and secure in Florida. As do Democrats and Republicans, as do election supervisors across the state. But there are some issues that can affect your vote – issues that did affect around 1.5 percent of the votes in the August primary.