Virginia Public Radio Reporters

Pamela D’Angelo is an independent producer and writer who covers the Chesapeake Bay and rural life along its shores. She is a journalism educator who has worked throughout Africa and as an adjunct at the University of Richmond. Email:

Fred Echols is a former host of All Things Considered at Radio IQ, Fred produces  the weekly news segment with the Virginia Public Access Project, and also covers southside Virginia. Email:

Nick Gilmore is a producer and reporter for Radio IQ.  Email:

Robbie Harris recently retired as RADIO IQ’s New River Valley Bureau Chief.  She is a former news director of WBEZ/ Chicago Public Radio and WHYY in Philadelphia, where she led award-winning news teams and creative projects. She has also worked in public and commercial television, as well as print journalism.  Harris graduated with a B.A. in English from Rutgers College and an M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in Political Science.

Sandy Hausman is RADIO IQ’s Charlottesville bureau chief.  She’s an award-winning journalist who moved to Virginia from the “Windy City” where she was a news anchor at WBBM and a regular contributor to Chicago Public Radio.  She also produces for NPR, The World, Marketplace and Deutsche Welle Radio.  Email:

Mallory Noe-Payne covers all things Richmond for Virginia Public Radio and RADIO IQ. Although Richmond is her hometown, she’s previously worked for public radio newsrooms in D.C. and Boston.  She’s toured Germany’s free colleges, sat in on a New Hampshire classroom with no grades, and talked to students drowning in debt. Follow her on Twitter @MalloryNoePayne for more frequent updates on Richmond, and occasionally commentary on gardening and rock climbing.  Email:

Michael Pope is an award-winning author and journalist who lives in Old Town Alexandria. He has reported for NPR, WAMU 88.5 News, the New York Daily News, Connection Newspapers and the Tallahassee Democrat. A native of Moultrie, Ga., he grew up in Durham, N.C., and graduated high school in Tampa, Fla. He has a master’s degree in American Studies from Florida State University, and he is a former adjunct professor at Tallahassee Community College. Pope is the author of four books. Email:

David Seidel is Managing News Editor of Virginia Public Radio and is responsible for daily editorial activities. He  also serves as News Director for Roanoke-based Radio IQ news. Email:

Joe Staniunas  recently retired from teaching broadcast journalism at Radford University and frequently reports on issues in the New River Valley.  He’s also researching the media use of cameras in Virginia’s courts.  Email:

Roxy Todd is Radio IQ’s New River Valley Bureau Chief and a contributor to Virginia Public Radio.  Roxy previously worked for West Virginia Public Broadcasting, where she was a reporter and producer for Inside Appalachia, WVPB’s weekly podcast and radio show which is heard on 13 public and community radio stations across central Appalachia. She’s the recipient of a National Edward R. Murrow Award for “Excellence in Video,” for a story about the demands small farmers face in Appalachia. She also won a National PMJA Award For “Best Feature” for her story about the history of John Denver’s song “Country Roads.” Several of her stories have aired on NPR, as well as Marketplace, ranging in topics from food deserts to foster care.  Email:

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