Beverly Amsler

WVTF/RADIO IQ Host & Reporter

Beverly Amsler is WVTF & RADIO IQ's local afternoon/evening host providing regional and state news, traffic and weather information on On Point, All Things Considered, and Marketplace. In addition to her afternoon and evening on air duties, she is a general assignment reporter covering the Roanoke Valley.

Before WVTF and RADIO IQ, Beverly worked for radio stations in Pennsylvania, Indiana and Utah.  She has contributed reports to various national programs including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Only A Game, Animal House and Marketplace.  Beverly got her bachelor's degree from Clarion University in Pennsylvania and holds an M.F.A. in Mass Communications from Towson University in Maryland.

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The latest trends, whatever they’re surrounding, can be anything from fun and fabulous…to awful and appalling.  And it turns out, there’s a reason behind what’s popular at any given moment -- just think of the phrase, “birds of a feather flock together.” A new study by the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute shows people really care what their peers think and take that information into account when making their own decisions. 

Governor McAuliffe has named March “Mediation Month” in the Commonwealth, to honor the work done in courts and other resolution centers. 

The Virginia Association for Community Conflict Resolution and the Virginia Mediation Network are promoting several free seminars during the month.

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Norfolk Southern is closing its office building in downtown Roanoke, affecting 500 employees. 

Norfolk Southern Spokesman Robin Chapman says employees were informed Tuesday morning. .

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Many people venture out during the holiday season to see Christmas lights. Richmonders have been doing it, too, and they have a name for it:  The Tacky Light Tour. 

Colleen Curran is a staff writer with, and says the holiday tradition has been going on for decades.  This year, the only criteria to make the list is that the home must have at least 40,000 lights.

Click here for a list of all the homes on the tour.

Property owners along the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline will meet tonight, 11/17, to hear from eminent domain attorneys. 

The proposed pipeline would bring oil from fracking operations in Pennsylvania and neighboring states through West Virginia and into Giles, Montgomery, Roanoke and Franklin Counties before ending in Pittyslvania County.

Dominion Resources is telling property owners in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina that it'll sue if they don't allow surveying on their land for a proposed five-billion-dollar natural gas pipeline.