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, she is the producer of The Legislature Today West Virginia Public Broadcasting's nightly news program.

Beth is currently the Executive Producer of The WV Channel. She was previously the Director of News and Public Affairs at West Virginia Public Broadcasting, having led an 8 person news team with bureaus across the state. 

She 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.

Ways to Connect

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, Glynis Board reports that even if coal producing states win the case against the U.S. EPA over coal regulations, experts think the outcome won’t bring coal back and Roxy Todd reports about food insecurity in one southern West Virginia county.

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

Virginia Thrasher
Hassan Ammar / Associated Press

West Virginia University’s gold medal winner Ginny Thrasher will be at the State Fair on Saturday.  

Thrasher will be in the WVU Building from noon to 2:30 for autographs and photos with the gold medal she won as a member of the Olympic rifle team in Rio.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, Dave Mistich reports on an all-star lineup that will perform at Joe’s Pub in New York City on Sunday to benefit flood relief in West Virginia and John Mark Nelson is along with our Mountain Stage song of the week. 

That’s 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, Clark Davis has more from Huntington about the day 26 people overdosed on heroin in the span of four hours and West Virginia’s poet laureate Marc Harshman is along with this month’s poetry break. 

That’s 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, health reporter Kara Lofton talks with doctors who are offering alternative services to increase business and natural gas pipelines are crisscrossing the region, but federal safety rules for these pipelines are limited. 

These stories 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, part two of our report about free trade.  One company in Kentucky is critical of trade agreements as bad for business.  And we’ll go inside the Explorer Academy, now in its second school year in Huntington. 

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

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Coming up at 7:41 On West Virginia Morning, the first of two reports about trade.  It’s become a focal point in the presidential campaign, but how does trade affect companies in our region?  And Glynis Board takes us to Blues Fest in Wheeling.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, host Beth Vorhees talks with Inside Appalachia host Jessica Lilly about this weekend’s episode featuring stories about VISTA volunteers that are working or have worked in the state.  And Tift Merritt is along with our Mountain Stage song of the week.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, Glynis Board reports on a study that shows drinking water is laced with toxic chemicals and Ashton Marra talks with Revenue Secretary Bob Kiss about how the state will pay its share of the bill for flood repairs. 

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, forgive us for bragging but two West Virginia Public Broadcasting documentaries won regional Emmy Awards over the weekend.  We’ll hear from the producers of “Jay: A Rockefeller’s Journey” and “The First 1,000 Days.”

That’s 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, today is the deadline for local governments to apply for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  Ashton Marra reports many small communities depend on that assistance.  And from the Ohio Valley ReSource,  reporter Aaron Payne visits three addiction treatment centers with three very difference approaches to deal with opioid addictions. 

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, Appalachia Health News reporter Kara Lofton visits Richwood where flooding closed the town’s largest employer, a local nursing home.  And Beth Vorhees talks with Inside Appalachia host Jessica Lilly about the radio show’s first step into television with a special about the June floods.  It airs tonight on West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, the town of Clendenin was hit hard by June’s massive flood, now residents have learned that both their local high school and elementary school are too damaged to re-open.  And we’ll visit the art museum at West Virginia University where a vast collection of Appalachian art is on display. 

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

Craig Blair
Perry Bennett / West Virginia Legislative Photography

A West Virginia state senator has set up a hotline for reporting government fraud, waste or abuse.

Sen. Craig Blair of Berkeley County announced the Report It WV hotline on Wednesday.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, in flood stricken areas, residents are finding the process of finding housing assistance from FEMA frustrating and we’ll visit a new facility in Huntington that seeks to help the state’s economy grow through agriculture. 

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, Glynis Board reports from Follensbee where weekend rains left parts of the town under 8 feet of water.  And Kara Lofton reports from Wheeling where two doctors are prescribing healthy foods instead of medications. 

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 a story about  Appalachian food as the next big culinary trend and  Rhiannon Giddens has our Mountain Stage song of the week.

That's 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 live with Senate Minority Leader Jeff Kessler who is in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention and as communities begin to repair and rebuild after last month’s massive floods, Glynis Board reports that replacement bridges designed by Mennonites are proving popular. 

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

On West Virginia Morning, a discussion about race relations in West Virginia from two young black women.  One talks with two leaders at West Virginia University about the Black Lives Matter movement and a senior at West Virginia State University talks about her experience with racism. 

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, a review of disaster plans in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky shows that the states are little prepared for the next big flood and ten health centers in West Virginia have joined together to form a first of its kind partnership in the state. 

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

Pages