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. 

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. 

For more frequent updates from Richmond, or occasional commentary on rock climbing and vegetable gardening, you can follow Mallory on Twitter @MalloryNoePayne

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Death penalty opponents are hopeful this is the year they can convince Virginia lawmakers to abolish the death penalty.

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This week lawmakers gaveled in, and gaveled out, of a reconvened special session. It was an example of how Republican leaders, since losing the majority in November’s elections, have abandoned efforts to pass legislation addressing gun violence.

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The newest exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond takes experiential art to a new level. The museum has recreated a famous painting of a hotel room, where guests can actually spend a night. 


In Norfolk Wednesday, Virginia officials announced a long-term plan to increase the state’s international exports. Governor Northam called it the first ever statewide strategic plan for international trade. 

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According to numbers from the Virginia Public Access Project, turnout in last week’s election was record setting for an off year - nearly 40-percent of registered voters came to the polls. But those numbers vary across the state.