News Team - WVVA TV Bluefield Beckley WV News, Weather and Sports

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  • WVVA News Evening Anchor/ Content Manager

    Rick Douglas

    Rick Douglas

    People often ask me what inspired me to become a reporter and my answer is always the same: I saw “all the president's men,” the Robert Redford movie about the Watergate scandal.  I decided I wanted to spend my life uncovering injustice and, failing that, telling stories

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    People often ask me what inspired me to become a reporter and my answer is always the same: I saw “all the president's men,” the Robert Redford movie about the Watergate scandal.  I decided I wanted to spend my life uncovering injustice and, failing that, telling stories

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  • WVVA Today

    Bethany Reese

    Bethany Reese

    Wake up with Bethany Reese Monday through Friday on WVVA Today.  Bethany grew up in Goshen, Virginia located in Rockbridge County. She earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Kentucky...

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    Wake up with Bethany Reese Monday through Friday on WVVA Today.  Bethany grew up in Goshen, Virginia located in Rockbridge County. She earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Kentucky...

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  • WVVA Today and WVVA News at Noon

    Wayne Stafford

    Wayne Stafford

    Wake up with Wayne Stafford Monday through Friday on WVVA Today.  I'll get you started and talking about the latest headlines impacting you.

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    Wake up with Wayne Stafford Monday through Friday on WVVA Today.  I'll get you started and talking about the latest headlines impacting you.

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  • WVVA Weather TeamWVVA Weather TeamMore>>

  • Chief Meteorologist

    Travis Roberts

    Travis Roberts

    Travis Roberts joined the WVVA weather team full time in November 2014 after filling in at the station since 2012. He is a Tazewell County native and continues to call the four seasons area home. 

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    Travis Roberts joined the WVVA weather team full time in November 2014 after filling in at the station since 2012. He is a Tazewell County native and continues to call the four seasons area home. 

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  • Weekday Morning and Noon Meteorologist

    Katherine Thompson

    Katherine Thompson

    Growing up in Swepsonville, a small town in the Piedmont-Triad of North Carolina, Katherine became interested in meteorology after experiencing Hurricane Fran in 1996 and and the 2002 Dec. 4-5 storm...

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    Growing up in Swepsonville, a small town in the Piedmont-Triad of North Carolina, Katherine became interested in meteorology after experiencing Hurricane Fran in 1996 and and the 2002 Dec. 4-5 storm...

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  • Weekend Meteorologist/ Multimedia Journalist

    Frances Peyton

    Frances Peyton

    Frances Peyton joined the WVVA Precision Weather team in September 2016. Growing up in Great Falls, Virginia (northern Virginia), Frances experienced all four seasons.

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    Frances Peyton joined the WVVA Precision Weather team in September 2016. Growing up in Great Falls, Virginia (northern Virginia), Frances experienced all four seasons. 

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  • WVVA Sports TeamWVVA Sports TeamMore>>

  • Sports Director

    A.J. Good

    A.J. Good

    A.J. Good joined WVVA as Sports Director in June 2014, following a ten-year career in the state capitol. He was born and raised in Winfield, West Virginia and is a 2003 graduate of Winfield High School where he was...

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    A.J. Good joined WVVA as Sports Director in June 2014, following a ten-year career in the state capitol. He was born and raised in Winfield, West Virginia and is a 2003 graduate of Winfield High School where he was...

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  • Weekend Sports Anchor/ Multimedia Journalist

    Matthew Schwartz

    Matthew Schwartz

    Matthew Schwartz joined WVVA as the Weekend Sports Anchor/MMJ in May of 2016, following a career in newspapers as a Sports Writer/Reporter at the Martinsville Bulletin in Martinsville, Va and prior to that as a Production Assistant at WMC-TV in Memphis, Tennessee. 

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    Matthew Schwartz joined WVVA as the Weekend Sports Anchor/MMJ in May of 2016, following a career in newspapers as a Sports Writer/Reporter at the Martinsville Bulletin in Martinsville, Va and prior to that as a Production Assistant at WMC-TV in Memphis, Tennessee. 

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  • WVVA Multimedia JournalistsWVVA Multimedia JournalistsMore>>

  • Multimedia Journalist - Bluefield Newsroom

    Joshua Bolden

    Joshua Bolden

    Joshua Bolden joined the WVVA News team in June 2016 as a multimedia journalist working out of the Bluefield studios. He was born in the city of barbecue and Elvis Presley, Memphis, Tennessee.

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    Joshua Bolden joined the WVVA News team in June 2016 as a multimedia journalist working out of the Bluefield studios. He was born in the city of barbecue and Elvis Presley, Memphis, Tennessee.

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  • Multimedia Journalist - Greenbrier Valley

    Austin Davis

    Austin Davis

    Austin Davis joined the WVVA News team in June 2016 as a reporter for the Greenbrier Valley. Austin was born and raised in a town called Murrieta, California.  

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    Austin Davis joined the WVVA News team in June 2016 as a reporter for the Greenbrier Valley. Austin was born and raised in a town called Murrieta, California.  

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  • Multimedia Journalist- Bluefield Newsroom

    James McDowell

    James McDowell

    James McDowell joined the WVVA News team in February 2017 as a multimedia journalist. He was born in Columbus, Ohio. James earned his bachelor’s degree at Mount Vernon Nazarene University...

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    James McDowell joined the WVVA News team in February 2017 as a multimedia journalist. He was born in Columbus, Ohio. James earned his bachelor’s degree at Mount Vernon Nazarene University...

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  • Internet and Social Media Support StaffWVVA Internet and Social MediaMore>>

  • Internet Director

    Paul Hess

    Paul Hess

    Paul Hess joined the WVVA News Team in August 2004 as a photographer after a brief stint in the production department. He was promoted to reporter in March 2008.More >>
    Paul Hess joined the WVVA News Team in August 2004 as a photographer after a brief stint in the production department. He was promoted to reporter in March 2008. A longtime Bluefield resident,More >>
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  • Satellite Truck Operator / Videographer / Editor

    Mark Hughes

    Mark Hughes

    Mark Hughes is an 18 year veteran of WVVA-TV. He has covered just about every big news story, from the Pittston strike in 1989 through the Virginia Tech Tragedy. Mark has been fortunateMore >>
    Mark Hughes has been with WVVA-TV for more than two decades. Mark has been fortunate to have been recognized twice by the West Virginia Associated Press for Best Photographic Journalism, by the West Virginia Broadcasters Association for Best Photojournalist, as well as the Shott Excellence in Media award in 2012.More >>
  • Satellite Truck Operator / Videographer / Editor

    Matt Irvin

    Matt Irvin

    Sometimes the news can't merely be reported from the studio; sometimes the story must be brought to you from the action itself! This is where Matt Irvin comes in. Matt is the Satellite UplinkMore >>
    Sometimes the news can't merely be reported from the studio; sometimes the story must be brought to you from the action itself! This is where Matt Irvin comes in. Matt is the Satellite UplinkMore >>
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