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.

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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.

Representative Tom Garrett made a surprising announcement Monday, admitting he's an alcoholic and dropping his run for reelection.

Representative Tom Garrett ended speculation about his future plans when he said Thursday that he would run for reelection in November.  Garrett's announcement came at the end of an impassioned, occasionally rambling news conference in Washington, DC.

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Rex Tillerson has been largely out of the public eye since he was ousted as Secretary of State earlier this year.  But Wednesday at Virginia Military Institute, Tillerson warned graduates about a crisis of ethics.

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