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 Virginia Department of Health reported 739 positive cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths Saturday morning.

The Virginia Department of Health reported 604 positive cases of COVID-19 Friday, up from 460 the day before.

The Virginia Department of Health's website is also now displaying a timeline of reported cases and some demographic information.

State health officials say the tally of positive COVID-19 cases in Virginia stands at 114, with at least 35 tests pending.

And as more businesses temporarily shut down, affected workers are being encouraged to file unemployment claims.


Southwest Virginia now has its first positive case of COVID-19.  Carilion Clinic in Roanoke reported the case Thursday evening.