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 will take down one of the state’s largest and most prominent Confederate monuments. Governor Ralph Northam announced Thursday that the Robert E. Lee statue on Richmond’s Monument Avenue will soon be removed. 

The announcement comes not just after several nights of protest, but also after decades of on-the-ground activism. 

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Richmond officials and Governor Ralph Northam appear poised to remove the statues of Confederate generals on Monument Avenue.

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The largest crowd yet showed up for the fifth night of protests in Richmond. Even though an 8 p.m. curfew was still in effect they peacefully marched through the city into the early hours of the morning. 

And, for the first time, they were also joined by politicians -- including the Lieutenant Governor, several state lawmakers, and Richmond’s Mayor. 

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Hundreds gathered on the steps of Richmond City Hall Tuesday to hear the apology of Mayor Levar Stoney. That’s after the city’s police force fired tear gas into a peaceful rally Monday evening.