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 more than two years, drivers are crossing Roanoke’s Franklin Road bridge. The rebuilt structure was opened to traffic Friday.

(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Lumber Liquidators is paying $33 million to settle fraud charges by federal authorities who accused the company of falsely saying its Chinese-made laminate flooring met formaldehyde emissions standards.

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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.


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.