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


An outbreak of COVID-19 at an ICE detention facility in Central Virginia has advocates worried. More than 100 people detained there have now tested positive for the virus.

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Confederate General J.E.B Stuart is the latest statue to come down on Richmond’s Monument Avenue. Crews removed Stuart Tuesday morning. 

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Contractors began removing Confederate monuments located on city-owned land in Richmond Wednesday afternoon.

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In Richmond, protests against police brutality continue every night.


Police have often responded with force, using pepper spray and rubber bullets. Protestors and their advocates are pleading for them to stop. Here’s a look at what it’s been like on the ground.

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A Virginia judge has refused a request from several Richmond protestors to immediately limit how city and state police use tear gas against demonstrators.