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.

Mountain Valley Watch

Construction work on the Mountain Valley Pipeline has been temporarily suspended.

A statement from the company Friday says recent heavy rain has heightened erosion control concerns.

A group of women's health care providers filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to overturn a number of Virginia's abortion regulations in light of a landmark 2016 U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

U.S. National Guard photo by Terra C. Gatti

Governor Ralph Northam says Virginia’s National Guard won’t be used to support the current federal immigration crackdown.

Michael Pope

Republicans chose Corey Stewart, an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump and defender of Confederate monuments, as their nominee for the state's U.S. Senate race on Tuesday, while Democrats picked women in five of six Congressional District primaries.

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Virginia’s 6th Congressional District stretches from Roanoke and Lynchburg north into the Shenandoah Valley.  It has been represented by Republican Bob Goodlatte for more than 25 years.

But Goodlatte’s not running for reelection and Democrats see a window of opportunity starting with Tuesday’s primary.

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