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




Bird advocates are pushing state officials to make good on a promise to provide new habitat for thousands of migratory sea birds. The animals have been pushed off their old nesting grounds by a massive tunnel project in Hampton Roads. 

Julio Cortez / AP



A controversial proposal to ban assault style weapons looks like it will not pass the legislature this year. The bill was a key part of Governor Ralph Northam’s gun control agenda. 

Mallory Noe-Payne / RADIOIQ



Lawmakers have about a month left in Richmond and the biggest item on the legislative to-do list is now finalizing the state budget. A bipartisan coalition is pushing to make sure public schools in rural Virginia get their fair share.

Mallory Noe-Payne / RadioIQ



A couple thousand abortion rights opponents came to Richmond Thursday for the March for Life.

They were there to voice their disapproval at the turn Virginia politics has taken this session.

Steve Helber / AP



It’s halfway through a historic legislative session in Richmond, which means it’s a good time to take stock of what the new Democratic majorities have managed to pass.  

Below is a round up of measures that have, in some form or another, been given the stamp of approval from a majority of lawmakers in both the House of Delegates and the state Senate. While there are still a few hurdles in the legislative process, there is a good chance many of these measures could soon be law.