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.

Hunters for the Hungry in Virginia is celebrating 25 years of providing meat to food banks and other channels for feeding the hungry. Thousands of people benefit from the program each year.

Rockbridge Area Community Services

Rural mental health crisis intervention is getting a boost from a new regional Crisis Intervention Assessment Site in Lexington. 

Rockbridge Area Community Services has been training law enforcement officers to become members a Mental Health Crisis Intervention Team. Now, in cooperation with Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital, they have a Crisis Intervention Assessment Site. John Young is Executive Director of Rockbridge Area Community Services:  

Rolling Stone Graphic

Jurors have awarded University of Virginia administrator Nicole Eramo $3 million for how she was portrayed in a now-discredited Rolling Stone article about a brutal gang rape a fraternity house.

Libby Locke, Eramo's attorney, spoke with reporters outside of the federal courthouse in Charlottesville,

"The verdict and damages award were nothing short of a comple repudiation of Rolling Stone and Sabrina Ruben Erdely's flawed and malicious journalism."

Locke says the damage to Eramo is not about money but responsibility,

Safer City Roanoke

We've been reminded once again of the importance of workplace safety. On October 25th a former employee of FreightCar America was able to enter a building in the complex and shoot and kill one person, injure three others and  then kill himself. 

Tab O'Neal talks with Roanoke City Crime Prevention officer Travis Akins. 

Steve Helber / AP

Update: Friday, Oct. 28 

A jury in Charlottesville heard from the Deputy Managing Editor of Rolling Stone Magazine Thursday – the publication and one of its reporters, Sabrina Erdely, facing a $7.5 million defamation suite. Dean Seal, who’s covering the trial for the city’s daily newspaper, says Sean Cole admitted to mistakes.