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.

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A coalition of economic, environmental and transportation groups are calling for new passenger rail service in Virginia.

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A data sharing platform aimed at fighting opioid abuse and addiction is being expanded into southwest Virginia.

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Lawmakers will be returning to Richmond once again this week to consider gun-control legislation in the wake of the Virginia Beach shooting.

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Thousands of Virginians have already applied to have their drivers licenses reinstated.  And the program is only days old.

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An avowed white supremacist who drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters during a white supremacist rally in Virginia was sentenced to life in prison earlier today on hate crime charges.