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.

Richmond’s mayor  believes the city can cautiously begin reopening on Friday.

AP Photo/Steve Helber

Recordkeeping errors may be to blame for the Roanoke City Health District’s low COVID-19 testing numbers.

During a news conference Tuesday, Governor Ralph Northam said masks will soon be required for indoor, public spaces.


The number of COVID-19 cases in Virginia pushed past the 36,000 mark Sunday.  Meanwhile, Governor Ralph Northam faced criticism for not wearing a mask during a visit to Virginia Beach.

Virginia added 813 new cases of COVID-19 to its tally on Friday, raising the state's total to nearly 35,000.