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
A former host of All Things Considered at WVTF/RADIO IQ, Fred produces  the weekly news segment with the Virginia Public Access Project, and also covers southside Virginia.

Robbie Harris is WVTF/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. Email:

Sandy Hausman is WVTF/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.

Tommie McNeil is a State Capitol reporter who has been covering Virginia and Virginia politics for about 15 years. He originally hails from Maryland, and also doubles as the evening anchor for 1140 WRVA in Richmond.  Email:

Anne Marie Morgan covers legislative news  for Virginia Public Radio, and is  one of the most experienced State Capitol broadcast journalists in Virginia.  She also works as an adjunct Professor of Political Science at the University of Richmond and is an occasional contributor to NPR.

Mallory Noe-Payne covers all things Richmond for Virginia Public Radio and RadioIQ. 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.

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:

Joe Staniunas  teaches 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.

Connie Stevens is Managing News Editor of Virginia Public Radio and is responsible for daily editorial activities. She  also serves as News Director for Roanoke-based WVTF/Radio IQ news.

Sondra Woodward can be heard each weekday morning hosting NPR’s Morning Edition and World News from the BBC on WHRV Public Radio.  She lives in Norfolk.

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