Beth Vorhees

Executive Producer, The West Virginia Channel

Beth is the producer and host of West Virginia Morning heard every weekday morning at 7:30 on West Virginia Public Radio.  You also hear her deliver the news throughout the morning on Morning Edition.

When the state legislature is in its 60 day regular session, Beth is the producer of The Legislature Today West Virginia Public Broadcasting's nightly news program.

Beth is the Director of News and Public Affairs at West Virginia Public Broadcasting, leading an 8 person news team with bureaus across the state. 

Beth received the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013 from the West Virginia Associated Press Broadcasters Association, just one of many awards she has received in her nearly 30 year broadcasting career at West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

Beth lives in Charleston and has been married to Rick Vorhees for 31 years.  They have one daughter, Diana of Nashville, TN.

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West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, it’s been one year since a fire destroyed historic buildings in Harpers Ferry.  Reporter Liz McCormick looks back and Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams are along with the Mountain Stage song of the week. 

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, the great flood of 2016 happened one month ago.  Today, reports about the people affected, a woman who lost her husband in Rainelle, a Clendenin woman who worries about her towns future and an artist struggling to keep her business going in Greenbrier County. 

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, Republicans have officially nominated Donald Trump for President of the United States.  Host Beth Vorhees talks with Bill Cole, the Republican nominee for Governor of West Virginia and a report about natural gas pipelines that are criss crossing the Northeast.  Are they leaking methane gas? 

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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House Speaker Tim Armstead has weighed in on a tweet by a member of the House of Delegates that said Hillary Clinton should be publically executed on the Washington Mall.

The tweet by Berkeley County Delegate Michael Folk caused his employer, United Airlines, to suspend him from flying aircraft while it investigates.

West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, Ashton Marra reports from Boone County where the board of education there approved drastic cuts to the school system’s budget.  In the Eastern Panhandle, reporter Liz McCormick is an avid gamer and she explains the new game Pokémon GO.

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, host Beth Vorhees talks live to Conrad Lucas, the chair of the state Republican Party who is in Cleveland for the party’s convention this week and Clark Davis reports from Huntington where addiction treatment specialists are looking to nature assisted therapy. 

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, statehouse reporter Ashton Marra explains how the Boone County school system got to the point where the state is threatening to take over operations.  And Chris Stapleton is along with the Mountain Stage song of the week. 

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, the state director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management says a flood prevention plan drafted in 2004 hasn’t been collecting dust on a shelf.  Some of the recommendations were implemented and Ashton Marra reports from the state board of education where members are considering a takeover of schools in Boone County. 

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, reporter Anne Li visits one of the towns devastated by last month’s flood to find out how many residents there had flood insurance and host Beth Vorhees talks with the Executive Director of the Tamarack Foundation about a recent study of the state’s artisan community. 

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, retired miners are worried about their pension and health benefits and are relying on Congress to help them and we’ll go to a summer camp for visually impaired children. 

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, reporter Liz McCormick has an update on the so-called Brunch Bill that allows county residents to vote on whether to allow restaurants to sell alcohol at 10:00 am on Sundays.  Some cities and towns have found a way around the county wide referendum. 

That story coming up on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, 35 schools were damaged in last month’s historic flooding.  With some schools set to open in just over a month, school officials are on a tight deadline to fix them.  Also, State Senator Chris Walters has been volunteering in his district since flooding began.  He talks about the need for more volunteers to assist our flooded neighbors. 

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, host Beth Vorhees talks with Adjutant General James Hoyer about the National Guard’s work in the recovery of last month’s devastating floods.  West Virginia Public Broadcasting reporters check in with some of the communities hardest hit to see how they are doing and more from Greene County, Pennsylvania where two men who have lost their mining jobs are helping others find new work. 

West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, Charleston Gazette-Mail reporter Ken Ward talks with Scott Finn about a state flood plan that’s been ignored for 12 years. And we’ll have the third in a series of special reports about the decline of the coal industry just across West Virginia’s border in Pennsylvania.

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, Appalachia Health News reporter Kara Lofton looks at the emotional healing after a natural disaster and from Rainelle, Suzanne Higgins reports on the efforts of Marshall University’s mobile medical unit.

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, Glynis Board talks with experts to find out if last month’s massive flooding was caused by climate change.  And a report from Greene County, Pennsylvania – once the number one coal producing county in the nation, now the outlook is changing.

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, an all music edition as we listen to hip hop, hear from an artist who caters to musicians and the Mountain Stage song of the week. 

That’s coming up on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, the House of Delegates has passed a cigarette tax increase.  It’s a vital component of the state budget proposal for 2017.  We’ll have the latest from the special session at the state capitol.  And Appalachia Health News reporter Kara Lofton looks at how retired coal miners are losing their benefits after companies declare bankruptcy. 

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, statehouse reporter Ashton Marra has the latest from the special session at the state capitol.  Democratic Governor Tomblin wants to make a deal with the Republican led House.  And we’ll meet a busy piano tuner in southern West Virginia. 

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, A Change of Tune host Joni Deutsch continues her series “30 Days of West Virginia Music.”  And Hayes Carl is along with the Mountain Stage song of the week. 

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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