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.


Law & Crime
8:27 am
Wed December 4, 2013

VA in Need of More Juvenile Court Judges

Virginia needs 30 new judges to keep up with the current caseload.  That’s according to a new study. 

Brian Ostrom with the National Center for State Courts in Williamsburg helped conduct the study which was ordered by the General Assembly.  It took 18 months, cost the Commonwealth 240 thousand dollars, and looked at the number of court cases plus the amount of work involved.  Ostrom says judges are especially needed in juvenile court.

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Views on Current Conditions Vary By Region
4:30 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Roanoke College Consumer Sentiment Poll

Virginians weighed in earlier this month on their opinion of the economy.  It’s the 4th time this year Roanoke College researcher have interviewed Virginians about their financial situation, inclination for purchasing durable goods, and general business conditions in the future. 

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Alice Kassens is a Senior Analyst for the Institute for Policy and Opinion Research at Roanoke College.

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Arts & Culture
12:46 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Meet Guinevere, Fundraiser Extraordinaire

Guinevere on a New York runway, Fall 2011

Many people dress up their kids-and animals-for Halloween.  But one Southwest Virginia dog wears her “costume” all year round.

When you meet Guinevere the Poodle, she doesn’t bark or jump up.  Rather, the elderly canine waits for you to go to her.  

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Journalist Martin Spinelli
12:41 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

After the Crash

In recent days we’ve been bringing you several stories about end of life care, about hospice, and about healing.  And today, we have another one….as sometimes there are “watershed moments” where our purpose in life suddenly becomes crystal clear. 

That happened to Martin Spinelli, a Virginia Tech graduate and former WVTF reporter,  after his wife died and his son was seriously injured in a traffic accident.  Spinelli has written about the crash in a personal memoir.

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Public Art Project
10:32 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Inside Out

The faces of immigration reform can be seen on the outside of a downtown Roanoke building.

Three foot high photos of men, women, boys and girls, are glued onto the wall in nice, neat rows.  It’s part of the Inside Out 11M Public Art Project.  The 11 M stands for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U. S. 

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