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.

"We are the printing vendors for the Center for Voter Information, a non-partisan, non-profit organization whose mission is to help members of the Rising American Electorate -- young people, people of color, and unmarried women -- register and vote.  In the course of our 10-year association with CVI we have helped to register and mobilize over 5 million people.  We are incredibly proud of our work with them.

"The Center for Voter Information recently sent vote-by-mail applications to voters in Virginia, encouraging them to safely participate in democracy. We are aware that some of the mailers may have directed the return envelopes to the wrong election offices. The issue affects the following locations: Fairfax City and Fairfax County, Franklin City and Franklin County, Richmond City and Richmond County, and Roanoke City and Roanoke County.

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Elections officials in several Virginia cities, including Roanoke and Richmond, are trying to clean up an absentee ballot application mistake.

Virginia has rolled out a smartphone app to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus.

It's the first U.S. state to use new pandemic technology created by Apple and Google.


Health officials in the Roanoke region are seeing some bright spots in their effort to control the spread of COVID-19.