Michael Pope

Virginia Public Radio Reporter

Michael Pope is an author and journalist who lives in Old Town Alexandria. He has reported for NPR, the New York Daily News and the Alexandria Gazette Packet. He has a master's degree in American Studies from Florida State University, and he is a former adjunct professor at Tallahassee Community College. He is the author of four books.


A Senate panel has rejected efforts to allow public sector employees from getting workers compensation if they contradict COVID-19 while on the job.

Health care is poised to be one of the key issues in the presidential race this year.

It’s also a flashpoint in the race for U.S. Senate.

For now, Democrats in the House and Senate are deadlocked over policing reform.

Lawmakers may be on the verge of approving legislation that could transform the criminal justice system in Virginia.

But, that’s only if lawmakers decide they can afford it.

House and Senate Democrats are united about civilian oversight of police departments.

But they’re divided over whether sheriff’s offices should be subjected to new review boards that can subpoena documents and fire deputies engaged in wrongdoing.