Mallory Noe-Payne

Reporter - Richmond

Mallory Noe-Payne is an award-winning reporter and producer based in Richmond, Virginia. She's done work for NPR's newscast unit, APM's Marketplace and Public Radio International. 

Although she's a native Virginian, she's also worked for public radio in Boston. There, she helped produce stories about higher education, including a nationally-airing series on the German university system.   In addition to working for WGBH, she's worked at WAMU in Washington D.C. She graduated from Virginia Tech with degrees in Journalism and Political Science. 

For more frequent updates from Richmond, or occasional commentary on rock climbing and vegetable gardening, you can follow Mallory on Twitter @MalloryNoePayne

Steve Helber / AP

A commission considering the future of Richmond’s Confederate monuments now has new orders. Late Wednesday, Mayor Levar Stoney directed the commission to include an examination of removal or relocation of the monuments.



Virginia’s Democratic candidate for Governor took a strong stance Wednesday against Confederate monuments; promising that if elected he’ll advocate for their removal.

Steve Helber / AP



Organizers in Richmond are cancelling a rally in support of Confederate monuments planned for next month. They had submitted a permit request to the state before this weekend’s events in Charlottesville. But given the violence, they says now’s not the time.

Courtesy of American Civil War Museum



Officials in Richmond broke ground today on a new Civil War Museum. The facility will feature exhibit halls and a theater. And while it’s been in the works for years, this weekend’s events in Charlottesville gave the effort a renewed sense of urgency.

Steve Helber / AP



Rounding out a weekend of chaos, a couple hundred people took to the streets in Richmond Sunday night, protesting white supremacy and fascism. Police closed down portions of Broad Street as they marched to a monument of Robert E. Lee.  A local journalist covering the march was attacked, and one protester was arrested.