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

AP Photo / Steve Helber

Police in Richmond deployed pepper spray and tear gas again early Tuesday morning. In recent weeks it’s become a common tactic in the city. Now a handful of VCU doctors are calling law enforcement out for using chemical weapons during a pandemic.

Virginia’s Department of Health has reversed course, announcing it will release more data on COVID-19 outbreaks at long term care facilities. 

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Along with George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery, the name Marcus David Peters has also been on the lips of protestors in Richmond. 

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Virginians waiting for the state-owned Robert E. Lee monument to come down will have to wait a while longer.

Howard Hopkins

Multiple legal battles have complicated Governor Ralph Northam’s plan to remove the Lee monument in Richmond. In the meantime, the community there has reclaimed the space. Each night the monument is lit up, the pedestal is covered with layers of paint, and around the base there’s a memorial to black lives.