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 black face scandal hasn’t hurt Governor Ralph Northam’s job approval, according to a recent poll.

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Thousands of students flow into Southwest Virginia for college every year.

A new initiative hopes to stop the "brain drain" as they graduate and leave the area for work.

Virginia's governor has set a July 9 start date for a special legislative session on gun-related legislation after last week's deadly shooting rampage in Virginia Beach.

Gov. Ralph Northam announced the date Friday.

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In the little town of Bedford,  D-Day and World War Two veterans marked the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Invasion.

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June 6th marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the Allied invasion that liberated Europe from the Nazis during World War Two.

And while much of the world’s attention will be focused on events in France, one of the biggest commemorations in the U. S. will be here in Virginia.