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.

Mallory Noe-Payne/Radio IQ

Two women who have been trying to stop pipeline construction crews now face arrest.

Virginia State Police

Tornadoes caused significant damage and some injuries across southern and central Virginia Sunday evening.

mountainvalleypipeline.info

The company building a controversial natural gas pipeline across the Virginias wants to add to the project. On Wednesday, Mountain Valley Pipeline announced plans to extend its project into North Carolina.

David Seidel/Radio IQ

Educators call it a slow-moving catastrophe.  Eighty percent of children are not reading at-grade-level by the end of third grade, according to the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.

But a community-wide effort in Roanoke to address the problem is showing results and getting national recognition.

Pacific Legal Foundation

A business owner says Virginia’s restrictions on advertising happy hour drink specials are unconstitutional.  Now he's challenging the rules in a federal lawsuit.

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