Joe St. George

Joe St. George

Joe St. George

Deputy Political Director

Joe St. George breaks down politics and public policy for Scripps News and its television stations across the country. Since joining Scripps in 2020, Joe has become a trusted and friendly face on Scripps’ 61 stations with his morning show reports, political analysis and frequent live appearances. Joe is a multiple Emmy award winner and has reported from every swing state and nearly every crucial political county in the country. Over the course of Joe’s career, he has covered everything from a papal visit to landmark opinions from the Supreme Court to conducting a presidential interview for Scripps News at the White House in 2020. Prior to joining Scripps, Joe was a political reporter and anchor at various television stations in Denver, CO; Richmond, VA and Davenport, IA. Before entering television, Joe held political jobs and internships on Capitol Hill, the White House and in British Parliament. When he isn’t working on a story, Joe enjoys golfing and traveling with his wife, daughter and their golden retriever, Tucker.

Recent Work
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

DeSantis: I opposed McCarthy before it was cool

President Joe Biden speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

Biden expresses frustration after Congress narrowly avoids shutdown

President Joe Biden

Biden signs last-minute bill to avoid government shutdown

Sign at the Internal Revenue Service advising that it will be closed in the event of a government shutdown.

What's the cost of a government shutdown?

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is seen on a translators video screen.

US lawmakers debate on continuing to fund the war in Ukraine

President Joe Biden arrives to speak at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit

Potential UAW strike puts Biden in precarious position

Vegetables are displayed for sale at a grocery store.

Federal food-aid cuts loom for millions of low-income Americans

Betting odds for NFL football's Super Bowl are displayed on monitors at the Circa resort and casino sports book

Congress looks at NFL's gambling policy as new season begins

Marijuana plants are seen at a secured growing facility in Washington county, N.Y.

Marijuana laws could change as DEA considers reclassification

Early election ballot boxes.

2024 election primed to have the fewest swing states in recent history

The exterior of Pfizer in Groton, Conn.

Medicare can now negotiate prices on these drugs to help seniors save

A Taliban fighter stands guard as women wait to receive food rations.

Questions remain 2 years after US withdrawal from Afghanistan

An American Airlines plane lands at Logan International Airport.

Congress considers raising pilot mandatory retirement age

Sen. Joe Manchin

No Labels to unveil 2024 platform; presidential bid remains uncertain

Hand pushes credit card into chip slot during payment transaction.

Are credit card rewards at risk? Congress eyes swipe transactions

Professional golfers Louis Oosthuizen and Patrick Reed on a golf course with an LIV Golf sign in the background.

Congress takes on professional golf, 'sportswashing'

Construction workers install roofing on a high rise in Manhattan's financial district.

Amid economic uncertainty, where is the predicted recession?

Man watches a TV with an American flag

Rapid growth of artificial intelligence could transform 2024 election

The Supreme Court building

Taking stock of the Supreme Court's term so far

Metro Expo Line rail car.

Cities seek funding to avoid public transit 'death spiral'

Lilo Blank, left, who supports abortion rights, and Lisa Verdonik, who is anti-abortion, discuss the issue at a protest.

Abortion issue far from settled 1 year after Roe v. Wade overturned

Demonstrators protest over abortion outside the U.S. Supreme Court.

The state of abortion 1 year after Dobbs decision

Soldiers during the renaming ceremony

How much does renaming controversial military locations cost?

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, center, poses for a selfie.

More familiar faces to join crowded GOP presidential field

Tents setup on a city sidewalk.

What's being done to curb homelessness in US suburbs

The National Mall in Washington

Inside the complicated process of building a new national memorial

President Joe Biden, right, speaks as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, left, listens during a 2021 briefing.

Where the race for the White House in 2024 stands

Congressional leaders sit and discuss the debt limit with President Biden

Why permitting reform is such a big deal in Washington right now

The U.S. Supreme Court is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Supreme Court to issue opinions on race, student loans and more soon

Sunlight filters through storm clouds onto a wind turbine

Biden administration announces nearly $11 billion for renewable energy