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.

Carilion Clinic is now the largest private employer west of Richmond.  And a new study shows the health care provider’s economic impact in the whole state is large.

Michael Pope

State officials say there are credible threats of violence related to Monday’s gun rights rally in Richmond.

Governor Ralph Northam has issued a temporary state of emergency for the area around the capitol building starting Friday night.  Weapons and firearms will be banned from the area through Tuesday night.

Mallory Noe-Payne/Radio IQ

In a series of votes Wednesday, Virginia approved resolutions to become the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.

That means enough states have now approved the measure guaranteeing gender equality to enshrine it in the U. S. Constitution.  But more legal battles are likely ahead.

Virginia's Attorney General issued an advisory opinion Friday, saying 2nd Amendment Sanctuary resolutions passed by dozens of local governments "have no legal effect."

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 Ralph Northam tasked with researching racist laws from the state’s past has recommended that dozens be repealed in order to purge the state’s books of discriminatory language.