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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A jury has recommended life in prison plus 419 years for the man convicted of killing a woman and injuring dozens when he drove his car into counterprotesters during the 2017 "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville.

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The numbers were big: nearly 600 new jobs and a 20,000 square foot expansion by IT services company 1901 Group. The announcement last month was the latest success story at Virginia Tech’s Corporate Research Center—a foundation-owned business park located next to the university in Blacksburg. 

Since it began in 1985, the CRC, as it is known, has grown to dozens of private companies employing nearly 3,000 people.  Its CEO says a collaoration culture is building everything from blockchain to biomedical technology to black garlic right in the New River Valley.

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Virginia Tech announced its largest ever gift Thursday.  But it won’t be going to Blacksburg.  Instead, it will be used to transform medical research in Roanoke.

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First Lady Melania Trump Wednesday stressed the need to remove the stigma from opioid addiction. She also opened up about what she tells her own son about the danger.

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A student-run food bank is part of the latest effort to combat childhood obesity in Virginia.