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, 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.

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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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On West Virginia Morning, one of the measures the legislature failed to act on before recessing its special session was the governor’s bill to provide over two million dollars to Boone County schools.  Ashton Marra has that story.  And the U.S. Mint has unveiled a new quarter honoring Harpers Ferry. 

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

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On West Virginia Morning, the Shell Oil Company will build a cracker plant in Pennsylvania near the West Virginia border.  Beth Vorhees talks with a chemical engineering professor at WVU for a review of how these plants operate.  And also from Pennsylvania, a story about how educators there teach climate change. 

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

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On West Virginia Morning, Appalachia Health News reporter Kara Lofton looks at the new law that allows advanced nurse practitioners to practice medicine without a supervising physician.

That's 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, Clark Davis reports from Huntington where woodworking is part of a new hub for training and opportunity.  Also, two students at the Reed College of Media at West Virginia University reports on the water quality of a stream in Taylor County that’s affected by a nearby coal mine.

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

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On West Virginia Morning, statehouse reporter Ashton Marra reports on the state budget passed yesterday by the special session of the legislature.  And A Change of Tune host Joni Deutsch joins Beth Vorhees to talk about her new project she’s calling 30 Days of West Virginia Music. 

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

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On West Virginia Morning, statehouse reporter Ashton Marra has the latest from the special session of the legislature where there is no clear solution for the 2017 state budget.  And Inside Appalachia host Jessica Lilly talks with Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep about the program’s recent visit to the Appalachian region.   

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

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On West Virginia Morning, statehouse reporter Ashton Marra has the latest from the special session of the legislature and our Executive Director Scott Finn talks with officials from AARP and the state press association about political debate plans.

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

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On West Virginia Morning Charleston Gazette-Mail reporter Eric Eyre talks with Appalachia Health News reporter Kara Lofton about the lawsuits the state has brought against drug manufacturers who shipped extraordinary amounts of painkillers to small pharmacies in Southern West Virginia.

That's on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting - telling West Virginia's story.

On West Virginia Morning, Dave Mistich reports on the latest from the special legislative session at the state capitol and Clark Davis reports on Huntington’s quest to become America’s Best Community.

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On West Virginia Morning, Dave Mistich reports on the failure of the House of Delegates to pass an increase in the tobacco tax.  And Roxy Todd reports from Davis and Elkins College as the school graduates its first class of students majoring in old time music. 

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

On West Virginia Morning, statehouse reporter Ashton Marra reports on the house and senate versions of the 2017 state budget.  Both make large withdrawals from the rainy day fund.  That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

On West Virginia Morning, statehouse reporter Ashton Marra explains Governor Tomblin’s proposal to furlough state employees just in case lawmakers don’t pass a spending plan by June 30.  Also, Liz McCormick introduces us to the new President of Shepherd University, Dr. Mary Hendrix.

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

On West Virginia Morning, legislative leaders have asked Governor Tomblin to expand his call for the special session to give lawmakers more options to consider as they discuss the 2017 state budget. 

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

On West Virginia Morning, statehouse reporter Ashton Marra brings us the latest from the special session of the legislature and Clark Davis reports that researchers at Marshall University need your help to track cicadas as the noisy insects emerge after 17 years. 

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

On West Virginia Morning, statehouse reporter Ashton Marra brings us the latest from the special session of the legislature and health reporter Kara Lofton talks with two medical providers who have been warned by the state that Medicaid reimbursements could be delayed by the on going budget talks at the Capital. 

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

On West Virginia Morning, statehouse reporter Ashton Marra talks with Senate Finance Chairman Mike Hall about the state’s budget troubles.  The legislature convenes at noon today for a special session.  That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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