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BEN PAVIOUR

State politics reporter, Richmond

SELECTED CLIPS

Winsome Sears says it's time to move on from slavery

Sears plans to use her new power as Virginia's lieutenant governor to address what she sees as pressing problems: a country that under-educates its children and over-taxes its citizens, as well as a state unwilling to move on from its dark past.

Winsome Sears hold assault rifle
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If you’ve got bad credit, rent-to-own homes can seem like a good way to get your own place. But some housing experts say they come with lots of risks.

 

Winner of a Regional Murrow award for Investigative Reporting and First Place in PRINDI's Enterprise/Investigative category. 

When residents in Union Hill, Virginia, decried the pipeline as a form of environmental racism, Dominion Energy insisted it wasn’t.

Collaboration with Floodlight.

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ABOUT

I cover Virginia state politics for VPM, the NPR affiliate in Richmond.

 

My work appears regularly on NPR and I was a member of NPR's 2020 Election Collaborative. I was listed as one of the Washington Post's outstanding politics reporters to follow in Virginia ahead of the November 2020 elections. My work has been recognized with multiple regional Murrow awards, PRINDI awards, and Virginias AP Broadcaster awards since beginning audio journalism in 2018. 

 

I previously led politics coverage for The Cambodia Daily before its forced closure in September 2017. My stories have since appeared in The Washington Monthly, BBC News and more. 

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