Mallory Noe-Payne

Reporter - Richmond

Mallory Noe-Payne is a national award-winning reporter and producer based in Richmond, Virginia. She's done work for NPR, Marketplace and Public Radio International. 

In five years covering state politics and policy her work has helped advocates get better benefits for home health care workers, raise state standards for archeological digs in historical sites, and fund more clerks in Virginia's court system. She's reported on the aftermath of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, the blackface controversy surrounding Virginia's executive leadership, and multiple history-making election nights

Although she's a native Virginian, she's also worked for public radio in Boston. There, she helped produce stories about higher education, including a nationally-airing series on the German university system.   In addition to working for WGBH, she's worked at WAMU in Washington D.C. She graduated from Virginia Tech with degrees in Journalism and Political Science. Her work has been honored with national awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Public Media Journalists Association. She's also won multiple regional Murrows.  

You can follow Mallory on Twitter @MalloryNoePayne

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Starting this weekend, 39 CVS pharmacies in Virginia are now offering self-swab testing at their drive through windows. We tried one out.

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Experts agree widespread testing for coronavirus is key to prevent future surges of the virus. In Virginia an effort is underway to make sure testing is reaching all parts of the state, including communities that may be harder hit by the virus. 



You may no longer be able to go into museums, but a group from 15-different Richmond area institutions still want to make sure you can engage with history. They’re proposing a socially-distanced scavenger hunt. 

Virginia State Parks



This weekend many campgrounds in Virginia’s state parks reopen. Over the past two months, day use in the park system has actually increased. We have some tips on how to stay safe and healthy outdoors. 

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State officials rolled out an online COVID-19 self-check tool Friday. Virginians will be able to record symptoms and get referred to testing.

It’s just one aspect of the digital effort to control the pandemic.