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

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Here’s an update on a series of stories RADIOIQ aired back in December about a shortage of clerks in Virginia’s district courts. The judicial branch was asking lawmakers for more money, warning that staffing levels were at a crisis point. 

Mallory Noe-Payne / RadioIQ



Shared Studios, a nonprofit in New York, sets up face to face conversations with people around the world -- but no one has to travel a mile. 

They do it through something called Portals. They’re small spaces connected by life size video. There’s a single portal in Virginia, and for two weeks it is outside a high school in Henrico County. 

Mallory Noe-Payne / RadioIQ



Thanks to legislation that’s now on it’s way to the Governor’s desk any Virginia locality will be able to start a needle exchange. The bill also makes it easier to get those new sites up and running. 

Steve Helber / AP



Republicans in the statehouse are accusing Virginia Democrats of walking back promises to pass redistricting reform. But understanding why there’s resistance from some Democrats on the measure requires going back a year. 

A bipartisan push to take back authority over Virginia’s largest utility, Dominion Energy, is making its way through the legislature.