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.


Candidates in the First Congressional District met Monday night for a debate at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg.


With the retirement of Representative Bob Goodlatte, voters in the 6th Congressional District have a rare opportunity to vote for an open seat.

And the two candidates running in the district shared their ideas Monday night in Lynchburg.

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A permit allowing the Mountain Valley Pipeline to be constructed through streams and wetlands in Virginia has been suspended.

A coalition of environmental groups say they were informed of that decision by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Friday.

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The opioid crisis has touched every corner and demographic of Virginia.

Ralph Northam has been using his roles both as governor and as a pediatric neurologist to talk about it.

Virginia is shifting resources to prepare for potential flooding in southwest Virginia and to help with needs in North Carolina.