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

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In November voters in Richmond overwhelmingly supported a change to the city’s charter, pressuring leaders to come up with a plan to fully renovate city schools. This week, Virginia’s Governor signed that ballot measure into law. That means the clock is now ticking for the Mayor’s office.

Steve Helber / AP



After the shooting at a Florida high school, Republican leadership in Virginia’s General Assembly created a bipartisan workgroup on school safety. The group hasn’t even met yet, but Virginia Democrats are already criticizing it for not tackling gun control. Now, Democrats are starting their own group.

Steve Helber / AP



Democrat Tim Kaine lost the last election he ran in, as Vice President on Hillary Clinton’s ticket. But he’s hoping to win the next one: his reelection bid to the US Senate.

As flu season winds down, hospitals across Virginia are relaxing visitation rules. VCU Health Systems, Bon Secours, and Centra Health are all lifting flu season visitation guidelines that have kept kids and sick people out of patients’ rooms.

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Environmentalists dropped off 10,000 petition signatures to the Governor’s office Tuesday, demanding he call for a more stringent environmental review for the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipelines.