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.

David Seidel

After a nearly 40 year hiatus, passenger rail service returns to Roanoke Tuesday morning.

David Seidel

Virginia’s governor says the state’s reputation for biotechnology is growing, thanks in part to the success of the Virginia Tech Carilion Biomedical Research Institute. The partnership is already growing and Tuesday it broke ground on an expansion.

David Seidel

Roanoke dedicated a downtown plaza to former governor Linwood Holton Monday.  While his ties to Roanoke are a source of pride, Holton’s track record of principle got the biggest praise. 

David Seidel

Civil Rights pioneer Jesse Jackson is on a three day voter registration tour of Virginia.  But Monday morning in Roanoke, he also had a message for current voters who may be disenchanted after last November’s election: Keep voting.

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