David Seidel

News Director

David Seidel is proud to lead the journalists at Radio IQ and WVTF as news director.  David joined the newsroom in May 2017 and brings more than 20 years of experience in broadcast journalism in Virginia.  Prior to joining Radio IQ David was an assistant news director, assignment manager and producer at WDBJ Television in Roanoke.  He also worked as a reporter for WHSV Television in Harrisonburg.  David graduated from Washington and Lee University in Lexington with degrees in journalism and history.

David and his family love to call the Roanoke Valley their home.

Virginia is shifting resources to prepare for potential flooding in southwest Virginia and to help with needs in North Carolina.

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Emergency managers across Virginia have been watching forecasts. 

In the Roanoke Valley, they’re encouraging residents to make preparations to be self-sufficient for 72 hours.  They’re also asking for cooperation from the public.


Federal regulators are removing a stop-work order from much of the Mountain Valley Pipeline route.

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The race for one of Virginia’s seats in the United States Senate made stop at Virginia Tech Friday.  Tim Kaine and Corey Stewart took questions from an audience of hundreds.

Extensive access restrictions and weapons prohibitions in downtown Charlottesville go into effect Friday evening.