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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For the first time in months, the number of weekly new COVID-19 cases in the Roanoke area has dropped below 200.


Officials with the hospital system that serves southwest Virginia and northeast Tennessee believe the UK COVID-19 variant is driving a surge of cases there.

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The interim superintendent of Virginia Military Institute now has the job permanently.  The school’s board of visitors voted unanimously Thursday to elevate Maj. Gen. Cedric Wins to the post.

The hospital system that serves southwest Virginia and northeast Tennessee is warning that another COVID-19 surge is building in the region.  This surge is impacting younger people in the community.

Virginia is ceasing the use of all Johnson & Johnson vaccines while the federal government investigates rare reports of potentially dangerous blood clots among recipients of the vaccine.