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.

The number of new COVID-19 cases in the Roanoke region has continued to increase.  And now health officials say hospitalizations are increasing too.

AP Photo / Ted S. Warren

Seventy percent of Virginia’s adult population has received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

But that’s largely thanks to over-performance in northern Virginia and a few other communities like Albemarle County.

Governor's Office Photo

Virginia hit President Biden’s July 4th vaccination goal with time to spare.

The number of new COVID-19 cases in the Roanoke area doubled over the past week.

AP Photo/Steve Helber

Charlottesville’s City Council has voted to remove two Confederate statues that were the focus of the 2017 ‘Unite the Right’ rally.