Anne Marie Morgan

Richmond Bureau Chief, Virginia Public Radio

Anne Marie Morgan whose reporting can regularly be heard on our Morning Edition and All Things Considered state and regional newscasts is one of the most experienced State Capitol broadcast journalists in Virginia.

In addition to providing content to Virginia Public Radio member stations, Anne Marie has also worked as an anchor and Capitol Reporter for the Virginia News Network.

She previously worked as State Capitol Reporter for WTVR-TV, WRIC-TV, and Virginia-PBS Television, where she hosted and co-produced a variety of television programs, including Capitol Views and Virginia Legislature: The Week. She also reported Virginia news for two national networks, USA Radio News and International Media Service News.

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Former Governor Bob McDonnell’s defense team rested their case on Day 23 of his federal corruption trial …and then lawyers for Maureen McDonnell took a turn calling witnesses for the former first lady.

Their testimonies seemed to bolster defense assertions that ex-Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams pushed his gifts onto people who never asked for them…and that the former first couple’s marriage was troubled for years before they ever reached the Executive Mansion.

April Niamtu bought a plane ticket in 2011 to support her close friend, Maureen, at a convention in Utah. 

Day 16 of the federal corruption trial of former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife opened with Judge James Spencer thanking the jurors for being there—and saying that he had prayed for each of them last night. 

That was a subtle reference to the loss of three jurors since the proceedings began. 

The defense continued with its witnesses and meticulously focused on McDonnell’s sister and real estate business partner—who, like his wife, is also named “Maureen.”


The start of Day 12 of the federal corruption trial of former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, was delayed … as lawyers for the prosecution and defense conferred together for some time in the judge’s chambers. Before testimony began, Judge James Spencer announced that a juror had been excused and an alternate would take his place—without explaining why that happened.   The first witness afterwards was former Attorney General Jerry Kilgore.

Governor McAuliffe has signed two executive orders to create a new framework within his administration to potentially help more children succeed. 

The goal is to develop, implement, and prioritize a policy agenda related to health, poverty, safety, education, nutrition, and housing.  

The plan is to coordinate and strengthen public services on all levels —with a special focus on at-risk children in high-poverty communities.

The prosecution continued to call its witnesses during Day Seven of the federal corruption trial of former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. One was Molly Huffstetler—a former top aide to Health Secretary Bill Hazel—who testified that she went to a meeting with the former First Lady and Jonnie Williams, where he pitched his company’s product, Anatabloc.  The meeting ultimately did not help Williams get state assistance for his product.