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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Educators call it a slow-moving catastrophe.  Eighty percent of children are not reading at-grade-level by the end of third grade, according to the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.

But a community-wide effort in Roanoke to address the problem is showing results and getting national recognition.

Pacific Legal Foundation

A business owner says Virginia’s restrictions on advertising happy hour drink specials are unconstitutional.  Now he's challenging the rules in a federal lawsuit.

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A recent analysis by researchers at Johns Hopkins University found up to 71 percent of prescribed pills go unused. It’s just one contributing factor to the opioid crisis.

A new campaign in western Virginia hopes to make it easier to safely get rid of unused medication.

David Seidel

Take the elevator to the top of Liberty University’s new Freedom Tower, 275 feet above the campus, and you’ll have an unmatched view of Lynchburg and Central Virginia.

The home of LU’s School of Divinity was designed to make a statement, says president Jerry Falwell, Jr.

David Seidel

A Roanoke-based training program for medical professionals will be merged into the Radford University system.

Radford, Jefferson College of Health Sciences and Carilion Clinic announced the merger Thursday. Carilion owns and operates Jefferson College.