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.


While the expansion of vaccine eligibility has gotten much of the attention this week, health officials are still waiting to see if a post-holiday surge of cases and hospitalizations starts to let up.

Health districts in southwest Virginia will move into the next phase of vaccine distribution starting Monday.

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Virginia’s governor has declared a state of emergency because of the riot in Washington.  And he’s ordered a curfew in Alexandria and Arlington in Northern Virginia.


Some public school divisions have delayed the start of in-person classes after the winter break.  And others are trying to decide if winter sports competitions should be held.

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 related complications continues to rise in the western part of the state.