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.  

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Richmond’s police chief has resigned.   Mayor Levar Stoney announced the change in leadership late Tuesday afternoon.

Virginia’s ACLU is demanding accountability from Richmond police after what they say is a pattern of excessive force against anti-racism protestors. 

This comes after the third weekend of protests in Virginia’s capital city. Saturday night a Richmond officer slowly drove their car into demonstrators, and Sunday night officers repeatedly used pepper spray on the crowd. 

According to the Virginia Department of Education more than 40% of preschools and daycares in Virginia are still open. And yet a tiny percentage of parents have opted to use them.

That’s the finding of a recent survey by Voices for Virginia’s Children.

Mallory Noe-Payne / RADIOIQ

About a month ago RADIOIQ brought you the voices of several small business owners in the Richmond-area who were concerned about re-opening. Now we check back in as the city enters Phase Two. 

Mallory Noe-Payne / RADIOIQ



A judge in Richmond has put a 10-day halt on plans to remove a monument to Confederate General Robert E. Lee.  The removal was announced just last week by Governor Ralph Northam during nationwide protests to end police brutality. 


As recently as yesterday morning, crews were inspecting the 130-year old monument to figure out how to safely take it down. But later that same day a Richmond judge issued an injunction while a lawsuit makes its way through court.