The North Carolina Capitol Press Corps is the organization for affiliated reporters and photographers covering state government in Raleigh.
Its primary functions are to issue credentials and working space to journalists working in the NC Legislative Building. Membership consists of journalists covering state government full-time who work for organizations whose primary business function is the collection and dissemination of general news and information. Permanent press corps members’ full-time job is covering state government in Raleigh. Provisional press corps members are qualifying government reporters and photographers who don’t cover the legislature full-time, but are issued temporary credentials for when they are here. For more information and to request credentials, contact the press corps president. Daily press passes may be available for qualifying visiting press.
The press conference room is on the first floor of the Legislative Building. The pressroom is in the basement near the cafeteria and NCGA police office. There is also a press corps space between the House and Senate chambers.
The Capitol Press Corps President for the start of the 2023 legislative session is Dawn B. Vaughan, the Capitol Bureau Chief at The News & Observer.
Permanent members for 2023-2024 Legislative Session:
Main AP office: 919-510-8937
Gary Robertson: email@example.com; 919-510-8937 office; 919-821-4208 pressroom; 919-630-3196 mobile.
Hannah Schoenbaum: firstname.lastname@example.org; 984-242-8650
The News & Observer (and Charlotte Observer)
Dawn B. Vaughan (Capitol Bureau Chief): email@example.com; 919-829-4877 office; 919-219-1921 mobile
Avi Bajpai: firstname.lastname@example.org; 919-346-4817 office; 646-725-9985 mobile
Luciana Perez Uribe Guinassi: email@example.com; 919-829-4578 office; 984-220-7660 mobile
NC Insider (McClatchy/N&O)
Lars Dolder: firstname.lastname@example.org
WUNC - NC Public Radio
Colin Campbell (Capitol Bureau Chief): 919-295-3869; email@example.com
Rusty Jacobs, firstname.lastname@example.org; 919-225-6378
Michael Hyland, MHyland@cbs17.com, 919-306-6557
Michael Barnard, email@example.com; 919-306-6534
NC Health News
Rose Hoban: firstname.lastname@example.org, 510-384-0832
Loretta Boniti (Anchor/Senior Political Reporter): email@example.com; 919-612-9036
Mary Helen Jones (political reporter): firstname.lastname@example.org; 336-339-2968
Mark Barger (Chief Photographer): email@example.com; 919-612-6915
Maurice Griffin (Senior Photographer): firstname.lastname@example.org; 919-612-6881
Office: 919-821-8584; Pressroom: 919-828-8527
Laura Leslie (Capitol Bureau Chief): email@example.com, 919-619-3099
Travis Fain: TFain@wral.com; 919-630-9296
Josie Zimmer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Will Doran: 850-933-5310; email@example.com
Aaron Asselin: Aaron.D.Asselin@abc.com
Lucille Sherman: firstname.lastname@example.org, 405-471-7979
Alex Granados: AGranados@ednc.org, 919-880-2017
North Carolina Tribune/Business North Carolina
Provisional members for 2023-24 Legislative Session:
Enlace Latino NC
Walter Gomez: 919-441-5698, email@example.com