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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Virginia’s circuit courts handle everything from murder trials to marriage certificates. And the workforce making it all happen are deputy court clerks. Amidst the pandemic, their workload has only gotten heavier.

Despite that, many circuit courts in the state are understaffed and the clerks underpaid. Now advocates are hoping lawmakers can find money in the budget to help.

Steve Helber / AP

More Virginians are hospitalized today for coronavirus-related health issues than at any other point during the pandemic.

Courtesy of Wes Bellamy

When he was elected in 2015, Wes Bellamy became Charlottesville’s eighth ever Black city councilor. As Vice Mayor he helped lead the fight to pass a groundbreaking $4 million equity package, and to remove the city statue of Robert E. Lee.

AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File

With recent positive news about COVID-19 vaccines from two major pharmaceutical companies, Virginia is now planning for distribution. State officials say the first round could happen as early as mid-December.

Steve Helber / AP

More than 12,000 volunteers have stepped up to help battle the COVID-19 pandemic, but officials say more will be needed before it’s all over.