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.

Governor Ralph Northam made his first in-person appearance Tuesday since demonstrations against police use of force began last week.

Outpouring of Anger and Frustration Across Virginia

May 31, 2020
Mallory Noe-Payne/Radio IQ

Protests against the killing of African American men and women by police continued all weekend, from one end of Virginia to the other.

AP Photo/Steve Helber

The Virginia Department of Health reassigned coronavirus tests that were missing zip code data.

The change affects some 37,000 test results statewide that were listed as unassigned. 

Richmond’s mayor  believes the city can cautiously begin reopening on Friday.