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.

A commission Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam tasked with researching racist laws from the state’s past has recommended that dozens be repealed in order to purge the state’s books of discriminatory language.


A new poll finds strong support for many of the Democratic agenda items that the General Assembly will likely consider this winter.

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Roanoke police say a Franklin County murder suspect was spotted early Thursday morning, setting off a shelter in place warning and closing city schools.

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Civil War historian, author and retired Virginia Tech professor James "Bud" Robertson died Saturday, according to an announcement from the university.  Robertson was 89 years.

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Roanoke has a gang problem, federal prosecutors say.

But a new partnership between law enforcement, city government and the school system, hopes to stop it.