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.

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West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, some residents in Wheeling debate whether the city should protect unauthorized immigrants as a sanctuary city and reporter Anne Li talks with Inside Appalachia host Jessica Lilly about the risks of drinking untreated water from an abandoned coal mine.

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, a new national report says the state’s bad roads are costing drivers a lot of money and Inside Appalachia host Jessica Lilly talks with a Wyoming County family about the quality of their water. 

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, the latest news from the West Virginia Legislature and Appalachian Health News reporter Kara Lofton talks with president of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield about a change in their hospital policies.

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, statehouse reporter Ashton Marra talks with Senate President Mitch Carmichael about his goal to eliminate the state’s income tax and Beth Vorhees talks with Dr. William White who now leads of state’s office of Minority Affairs.

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, the House of Delegates is considering a bill that would strengthen the penalties for violating whistleblower protections and access to abortion is being restricted in West Virginia and surrounding states.

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, Ashton Marra reports from an event attended by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders last night in Charleston.

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, House and Senate reporters Liz McCormick and Ashton Marra report from the finance committees where the Governor’s tax proposals were discussed and Wilco 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
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On West Virginia Morning, reports from the State Capital about Governor Justice’s first State of the State address last night and reaction to it.

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, in Pennsylvania, Shell is building a new ethane cracker plant but the company has asked regulators to consider it an existing plant to avoid new pollution rules and we’ll hear a conversation about helping the homeless from two students at Wheeling Jesuit University.

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 Aaron Payne with the Ohio Valley Resource reports on efforts to treat drug addicted newborn babies.

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West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, there’s a big hole in the state budget and House Speaker Tim Armstead has some ideas about how to fill it and Larry Groce performs 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
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Coming up at 7:41 On West Virginia Morning, the Trump administration froze grants by the federal Environmental Protection Agency.  The freeze has been lifted and Glynis Board reports on what these grants pay for and Roxy Todd talks with the authors of a new book about Appalachian food traditions. 

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, two stories about water quality.  Host Beth Vorhees talks with Charleston Gazette-Mail reporter Ken Ward about another legal settlement resulting from the water crisis and in Martin County, Kentucky many residents are worried about the quality of their water.

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 layoffs in the police and fire departments have been announced to deal with the city’s budget deficit and Blitzen Trapper 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.

West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, The Allegheny Front’s Julie Grant has been talking with coal miners and hunters about the Trump presidency, this morning she talks with a farmer.

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, a ten percent tax credit helps restore historic structures in the state, but a group says that’s not enough and they are lobbying to increase it and our collaborative series with StoryCorps continues with a conversation about faith between an elderly man and his pastor.

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, part two of a report about the use of antibiotics in animals and concern about drug resistant bacteria and Appalachia Health News reporter Kara Lofton talks with three West Virginians about their healthcare if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.

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, a report from the State Capitol about the women’s march held there on Saturday and many parents struggle to find affordable daycare options for their children.  Reporter Anne Li looks at that issue.

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, voters in Pennsylvania’s coal country are looking to President Donald Trump to promote the industry and members of the Frankfort High School band are getting ready to march in today’s inaugural parade in Washington. 

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, Appalachia Health News reporter Kara Lofton looks at the Affordable Care Act and how the law makes it easier for coal miners to receive black lung benefits and Clark Davis talks with Huntington native Griffin McElroy who’s been named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list for media.

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

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