North Carolina Capital Press Corps


The North Carolina Capital Press Corps is the organization for affiliated reporters and photographers covering state government in Raleigh.

The corps’ 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 who are issued temporary credentials for when they are there. 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 Press Room is in Room 8, between the basement near the cafeteria and the N.C. General Assembly police office. There is also press corps space between the House and Senate chambers.

The Capital Press Corps President is Gary Robertson of The Associated Press.The immediate past president is Dawn B. Vaughan, the Capitol Bureau Chief at The News & Observer. 

Permanent members for 2023-2024 legislative session:

The Associated Press

Press Room: 919-821-4208 

Main AP office: 919-510-8937

Gary Robertson:; 919-630-3196 mobile

Makiya Seminera; 347-277-9153 mobile 

The News & Observer (and The Charlotte Observer)

Dawn B. Vaughan (Capitol Bureau Chief):; 919-829-4877 office; 919-219-1921 mobile

Avi Bajpai:; 919-346-4817 office; 646-725-9985 mobile

Luciana Perez Uribe Guinassi:; 919-829-4578 office; 984-220-7660 mobile

Kyle Ingram:; 980-307-3340 mobile 

NC Insider/State Affairs

Reporter: Matthew Sasser:; 804-513-8948 mobile

General Manager: Clifton Dowell:; 919-246-5437 mobile

NC Newsline

Lynn Bonner:; 919-699-3969

Ahmed Jallow:; 347-652-7953 

North Carolina Tribune/Business North Carolina

Ray Gronberg:; 919-360-0069

WUNC - NC Public Radio

Press Room: 919-831-9862

Colin Campbell (Capitol Bureau Chief):; 919-295-3869

Rusty Jacobs:; 919-225-6378


Michael Hyland:; 919-306-6557

Michael Barnard:; 919-306-6534

Spectrum News

Office: 919-882-4040

Loretta Boniti (Anchor/Senior Political Reporter):; 919-612-9036

Mary Helen Jones (Political Reporter):; 336-339-2968

Mark Barger (Chief Photographer):; 919-612-6915

Maurice Griffin (Senior Photographer):; 919-612-6881


Office: 919-821-8584

Press Room: 919-828-8527

Laura Leslie (Capitol Bureau Chief):; 919-619-3099

Will Doran:; 850-933-5310

Josie Zimmer:


Office: 919-683-1111

Aaron Asselin:


North Carolina Health News

Office: 919-295-6246

Rose Hoban:; 510-384-0832

Axios Raleigh

Lucille Sherman:; 405-471-7979

Carolina Public Press

Mehr Sher:; 919-338-2189

Provisional members for 2023-24 legislative Session:

Courthouse News Service:

Sydney Haulenbeek:

Enlace Latino NC

Walter Gomez:; 919-441-5698

Claudia Rivera Cotto:

USA Today Network (Wilmington StarNews, Fayetteville Observer, Asheville Citizen-Times)

Sarah Gleason:; 206-335-1736


Hannah McClellan:; 252-435-3469