Tab O'Neal

In addition to serving as local host during Morning Edition, Tab O'Neal also anchors the state and regional newscasts .

Tab began his broadcasting career in 1974 as an announcer and newscaster for a Las Vegas, NV radio station. From there he worked in both radio news and music in Salt Lake City, Southern California, Washington DC and Norfolk, VA. From February of 1990 to February 2011, Tab held a variety of on-air positions at Lynchburg/Roanoke's WSET-TV. At Channel 13, Tab was host of Good Morning Virginia and The Heart of Virginia; reported on area news; and was an NWA Certified Operational Meteorologist forecaster for the 6:00 & 11:00 PM newscasts.

Tab is also an artist, writer, poet and video producer.  As an avid NPR and WVTF/RADIO IQ listener, he enjoys putting his skills and talents to work on NPR’s Morning Edition.

It has been a year since leadership changed at Sweet Briar College in Amherst County. In a dramatic reversal of the previous leadership, the current team has brought the school back from the brink of closure to another year of growth and security.

Teresa Tomlinson, Sweet Briar class of 1987, is chair of the Sweet Briar College Board of Directors and mayor of Columbus, GA. That's where she joined us from by phone.


Virginia has three venomous snakes: the Northern Copperhead, the Eastern Cottonmouth and Timber Rattlesnake. They share the distinctive characteristics of producing venom, having heat-sensing facial pits, and hinged fangs. Tab O'Neal reports.

    The Wintergreen Nature Foundation

From Artspace in Richmond to Center in the Square in Roanoke, Virginia's Art Centers are vibrant destinations and local resources. The Bower Center for the Arts in Bedford is one of those. The non-profit art center just completed a major renovation.  

  Bower Center for the Arts, Bedford, VA

Jefferson Area NORML

Marijuana may be legal in Virginia in the next decade if reformers are successful. The Charlottesville chapter of NORML (The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) is holding a cannabis liberation rally in Charlottesville Sunday.  Tab O'Neal reports:

Associated Press

Flooding over the past two weeks in Virginia and West Virginia has resulted in about two dozen fatalities and caused devastation to homes and belongings. Thursday, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management is facilitating a live Twitter chat about flood insurance. Dawn Eischen is a spokesperson for VDEM; Tab O'Neal spoke with her about the need for flood insurance and a social media chat about it.