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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All summer long the Lee Monument in Richmond has been transformed each night by projections. They’ve included the faces of victims of police brutality and of African-American icons like Frederick Douglas. The artists behind the work have now tackled a different project. 


School segregation is getting worse in Virginia, not better. And one driving factor is segregation within school districts. Those are the findings of a new report out Wednesday from researchers at VCU. 

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This is a story about the intersection of climate science and racial justice, and a group of researchers who set out to explore how climate change is interacting with decades-old housing policy. To learn more about what they found, we took a drive around Richmond with one of the scientists behind the work.

Richmond's top prosecutor announced late Friday afternoon that she will not reopen an investigation into the killing of Marcus David Peters. 


While national attention is focused on ballots still being counted across the country, votes are also still being tabulated here in Virginia. As of 4pm Friday, local registrars have reported about 800 additional mail-in ballots received between Election Day and noon Friday.