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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Virginia regulators have denied Walmart's request to buy electricity generated by someone other than the state's two largest electric monopolies, setting up a potential legislative brawl between heavyweight business interests.

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Federal authorities have started a criminal investigation of the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

According to disclosures filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission this week, the U. S. Attorney’s Office in Roanoke and a grand jury have asked for company records related to pipeline construction. 

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The person who would succeed Ralph Northam as governor, should he resign, went to great lengths Monday to dispute an allegation of sexual misconduct.

As lawmakers returned to the Capitol on Monday morning, they renewed calls for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to resign.

Northam has been silent since a Saturday news conference in which he said he did not take part in a racist yearbook photo from his days in medical school.

Monday morning, the Republican speaker of the House of Delegates called the controversy "a painful and heartbreaking moment for the commonwealth." Kirk Cox told reporters that "regardless of the veracity of the photo," the Democratic governor had lost the confidence of the people.

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As lawmakers returned to the capitol Monday morning, they renewed calls for Governor Ralph Northam to resign.

Northam has been silent since a Saturday news conference in which he said he did not take part in a racist yearbook photo from his days in medical school.

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