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.

COVID-19 case numbers remain low in the Roanoke area.

The Roanoke City-Alleghany Health district reported 197 new cases over the last two weeks, according to Doctor Cynthia Morrow. 

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Vaccination providers around Virginia are now administering the Pfizer shot to anyone age 12 and older.

The Virginia Department of Health announced Wednesday evening that COVID-19 vaccinations can begin for the 12 to 15 year old age group.

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Local health officials expect to be able to start offering COVID-19 vaccine to younger kids in the next couple of days.

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Health departments and local school systems are already planning to hold COVID-19 vaccination clinics for younger students.