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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General Assembly
7:48 am
Tue January 20, 2015

Party Agendas

Delegate Kirk Cox speaks about higher education bills
Credit Anne Marie Morgan

House of Delegates Republicans and Democrats in both the House and Senate held dueling news conferences at the General Assembly Monday to highlight their policy agendas. The Democrats focused on bills that they say will help reign in gun violence, while the Republicans emphasized what they called “kitchen table” issues.  

Democrats propose requiring background checks of ALL buyers at gun shows and restoring the one-gun-a-month law. Senator Barbara Favola’s bill prohibits those convicted of some domestic violence misdemeanors from having guns.  

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Combating Campus Sexual Assaults
7:23 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Bill Addresses Campus Sexual Assault

Lynchburg prosecutor Michael Doucette at the podium and Gil Harrintgon to his right.
Credit Anne Marie Morgan

Campus police would be required to notify their local commonwealth’s attorney within 48 hours of starting a sexual assault investigation under a bill that’s been introduced at the General Assembly.  Several measures have been proposed since November, when Rolling Stone magazine published allegations of rape at the University of Virginia.  This bill was first introduced several years ago to make public college campuses safer and help victims obtain essential support. 

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General Assembly 2015
7:24 am
Tue January 13, 2015

McAuliffe Advocates Equal Opportunity

Governor McAuliffe has unveiled a series of legislative proposals that he says would make Virginia more welcoming to businesses. The governor says his agenda would make the Commonwealth more inviting by guaranteeing equal treatment to ALL individuals under the law. 

McAuliffe says all state laws should reflect recent court authorization of same-sex marriage by changing references from “man and woman” or “husband and wife” to “spouse.” 

“We needed to make sure that we are open and welcoming and that we are not putting up walls around this great Commonwealth of ours.”

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Two Years in Prison
7:31 am
Wed January 7, 2015

McDonnell Sentenced

Former Governor Bob McDonnell has been sentenced to two years in prison followed by two years of probation on federal corruption charges. U.S. District Judge James Spencer announced his decision after receiving 450 letters and listening to a parade of witnesses who testified to McDonnell’s character and decades of public service. Spencer also said he would exercise his discretion as he departed from a pre-sentencing report’s recommendation for a lengthy prison term.  

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Government & Politics
4:34 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Joint Subcommittee to Study Mental Health Services Endorses Policy Recommendations

Senator Creigh Deeds listens to Health Secretary Bill Hazel

The legislative panel formed after the tragic suicide of a state senator’s son who was denied hospitalization has endorsed policy recommendations made by its gubernatorial counterpart. However, the Joint Subcommittee to Study Mental Health Services also acknowledged the state’s harsh budget realities—and set its top priorities for the upcoming General Assembly session. 

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