Mallory Noe-Payne was one of three highly experienced journalists to join the staff of the WVTF Radio IQ News Department this spring.

Noe-Payne, who graduated from Virginia Tech in 2013 with degrees in communication and political science, joined the public radio station in June as a full-time reporter based in Richmond. She is a familiar voice to WVTF’s listeners, having worked for the station as a freelance reporter. Her reporting for WVTF has led to a regional Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association and a Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists.

A native Virginian, Noe-Payne has also worked as an associate producer and production assistant at WGBH, a public radio station in Boston. There, she helped produce stories about higher education, including a nationally airing series on the German university system.

Joining Noe-Payne in the newsroom are David Seidel, who began as news director in May, and Jeff Bossert, who assumed duties as host of “Morning Edition,” one of National Public Radio’s signature daily news programs, in June.

“We are thrilled to add to our newsroom three experienced journalists with such stellar credentials,” said Glenn Gleixner, manager of the station. “As we work to enhance our regional and statewide news coverage, Dave, Jeff, and Mallory will play an important role in making WVTF RADIO IQ an even stronger resource for intelligent, substantive, fact-based reporting.”

Adapted from a news story by Kelsea Pieters