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 RADIO IQ, Fred produces  the weekly news segment with the Virginia Public Access Project, and also covers southside Virginia.

Jason Fuller is a reporter/producer based out of the Washington D.C. area. In addition to his reports concentrated on Virginia, Jason works as an Assistant Producer in NPR’s Programming Department.  He’s worked as a web producer for Localore’s Anacostia Unmapped and as a contributing reporter for WAMU. He’s also worked for WTOP as an assistant editor and as a fellow with KUNM’s Generation Justice Youth Radio. Jason holds a master’s degree in Multimedia Journalism from Virginia Commonwealth University and a bachelor’s degree in Mass Media from The University of New Mexico. Email:

Robbie Harris is 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 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.

Jessie Knadler is a writer and reporter based in Lexington, Virginia. She is the author of two books, including Rurally Screwed (Berkley, 2012), inspired by a popular personal blog of the same name she wrote for six years. Her stories and reporting have appeared everywhere from The Wall Street Journal to Glamour. In 2015, she delved into radio. She now produces stories for WMRA, RADIO IQ and occasionally NPR. Her radio work earned her a first prize award from the Virginia Association of Broadcasters in 2018. She’s currently launching a quarterly lifestyle print magazine aimed at basking in the awesomeness of the central Shenandoah. Find her at @JessieKnadler

Brad Kutner covers the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and Richmond-area courts for Courthouse News Service full time, but freelances for RADIO IQ with unique stories buried in Richmond’s sidewalk cracks. You can find him at or @BradKutner.

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  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.

Jordy Yager is an award-winning print and radio journalist based in his hometown of Charlottesville. After receiving his Masters in Journalism from Boston University, he worked for 6 years covering the U.S. Congress and federal government for The Hill newspaper. In 2013, he began working as an independent journalist, focusing on issues pertaining to inequity and poverty. Since then, his work has received multiple first prize awards from the Virginia Association of Broadcasters, the Virginia Press Association, and the Association of Alternative News Media. His work has been published by NPR, The New Yorker, the Columbia Journalism Review, and many local news outlets. Email:

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