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 University of Virginia will keep classes online through the rest of the spring semester.  It has also canceled Final exercises, the university's series of  commencement events.  It said it would seek out alternatives for graduating students.

During a Tuesday news conference, Virginia's Health Commissioner said he's concerned about the community spread of COVID-19.

The governor also announced the total number of positive cases stands at 67.  There has also been one case in a long-term care facility.


Governments in the Roanoke Valley declared local emergencies Monday afternoon.

The declarations include Botetourt and Roanoke counties, Salem and Roanoke cities and the Town of Vinton.

The state Department of Health says the individual lived in the Peninsula health district – which includes Williamsburg and Newport News.


The offices of all local governments in the Richmond area will be closed Monday.  Officials say the closure will allow additional planning and cleaning related to COVID-19.