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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A drastic reduction in shipments of Johnson and Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine won’t set back Virginia’s plans.

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Beginning April 18th, Virginia will open COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to anyone age 16 and over.

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In an opinion issued Thursday, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled that two Confederate statues in Charlottesville were never subject to a state law preventing removal of war memorials.

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The health district that serves the Roanoke area got a big bump in vaccine doses this week.

The Roanoke City-Alleghany Health District got about 17,000 doses Tuesday, according to district director Dr. Cynthia Morrow.

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The director of the Centers for Disease Control said Monday she’s worried about another COVID-19 surge.

But health officials in the New River Valley say they aren’t seeing any signs there.