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BEN PAVIOUR

State Politics Reporter, Richmond

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Descendants of the enslaved are now leading an effort to complete the history of Virginia's Executive Mansion, which is the oldest continuously occupied governor's residence in the United States.

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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. 

 

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 regional Murrow awards, a PRINDI award, 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 BBC News, Washington Monthly and more. 

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