David Seidel

News Director

David Seidel is proud to lead the journalists at Radio IQ and WVTF as news director.  David joined the newsroom in May 2017 and brings more than 20 years of experience in broadcast journalism in Virginia.  Prior to joining Radio IQ David was an assistant news director, assignment manager and producer at WDBJ Television in Roanoke.  He also worked as a reporter for WHSV Television in Harrisonburg.  David graduated from Washington and Lee University in Lexington with degrees in journalism and history.

David and his family love to call the Roanoke Valley their home.

Dominion Energy says the recent cold snap highlights the need for more natural gas pipelines in Virginia.

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The old saying "every vote counts" may never have been more true than in Newport News Tuesday, as a recount there appears to have flipped the outcome and moved the House of Delegates to a 50-50 split.

Support for the death penalty is at its lowest point since the 1970’s, according to a recent Gallop poll. It was a different story 35 years ago, though, when one woman began her crusade to change Virginia’s death row.

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Charlottesville's police chief announced his retirement Monday and put it into effect immediately.

Al Thomas had been chief since April 2016.  He was heavily criticized in a city-commissioned review of the August 11th and 12th, 2017 white supremacist violence in the city.

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Big-box stores and shopping centers can get your attention with flashy Black Friday ads and sales. But local, independent retailers hope to appeal to your sense of community with Small Business Saturday.