Travis Fain

Statehouse reporter

Professional Experience: 2013-June 2017: statehouse reporter, Daily Press, Richmond, Va.; 2012-2013: politics reporter, Greensboro News & Record; 2011-2012: education reporter, Winston-Salem Journal; 2010-2011: freelance reporter, Raleigh; 2000-2010, staff writer, The Macon Telegraph, Georgia; 1999-2000, police reporter, Greenville Daily Reflector.

News Philosophy: Accuracy, fairness, timeliness, context. Skepticism, not cynicism. And get as close as you can.

Education: Bachelor of Journalism, 1998, University of Georgia

Birthplace: Smyrna, Georgia

Family: Married with twins, a boy and a girl.

Favorite Books & Movies: A Christmas Carol, most everything by Kurt Vonnegut.

Likes Best About North Carolina: “To be, rather than to seem.” What a great state motto.

Most Memorable Assignments: I covered Hurricane Floyd in 1999 and every day of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s corruption trial, which started in 2014.