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, 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
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

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.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, a conversation on faith and friendship between an Episcopalian, a Muslim and a Rabbi.

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, a full report on the Inauguration of Governor Jim Justice and we’ll meet a hunter in Pennsylvania who shares his thoughts on President-elect Donald Trump’s views on land use regulations.

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, reporter Glynis Board profiles Wilbur Ross.  President-elect Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Commerce has a history in the Ohio Valley and we’ll re-visit a conversation between two pastors who reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King Junior.

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, Beth Vorhees previews her television interview with Governor Earl Ray Tomblin that airs on West Virginia Public Broadcasting this weekend and we’ll preview this weekend’s Inside Appalachia hearing from supporters and opponents of President-elect Donald Trump.

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 reports on Governor Tomblin’s farewell address delivered yesterday at the State Capitol. 

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, another installment of our series on faith in West Virginia in collaboration with the folks at StoryCorps and from Pittsburgh, a non-profit is finding success with a new phone app called the Uber for unused food.

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, some lawmakers are not convinced that the state’s eight Regional Education Service Agencies are needed and Appalachia Health News reporter Kara Lofton has a look at what will happen to health care if Congress repeals the Affordable Care Act without a backup plan.

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, Roxy Todd talks with BBC producer Kevin Core about our partnership to hear America’s story and Anne Li reports on an effort to find out what is killing oak trees in southern West Virginia.

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, we’ll find out more about the investigation by The Charleston Gazette-Mail that found drug wholesalers were sending millions of painkillers to West Virginia and the New Rhythm and Blues Quartet 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, experts say recovering gambling addicts are in danger of relapsing during the holidays.  Appalachia Health news reporter Kara Lofton has that story and we’ll hear some of the latest poetry from West Virginia’s poet laureate Marc Harshman.

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, a preview of tonight’s premiere of our radio documentary “Inspiring West Virginians” and in the Eastern Panhandle, reporter Liz McCormick talks with the author of a new book about residents there.

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, we hear some of the tributes given yesterday during a funeral service for statesman Ken Hechler and we’ll meet another inspiring West Virginian.

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, reporter Benny Becker with the Ohio Valley Resource reports on one of the Kentucky coal miners who suffers from one of the deadliest forms of black lung disease and we’ll hear the story of Dan Carder, a WVU auto emissions expert and an inspiring West Virginian.  

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, an interview with NPR investigative reporter Howard Berkes who has found a sharp increase in the number of coal miners with black lung disease and JD Souther and Nellie McKay are 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, host Beth Vorhees talks politics with Kenny Perdue who is retiring as President of the West Virginia AFL-CIO at the end of the month and Liz McCormick reports from Martinsburg where Proctor and Gamble is hiring its first employees.

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

Josh Sword
AFL-CIO

West Virginia AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Josh Sword has been appointed to fill the unexpired term of President Kenny Perdue, who is retiring at the end of this year.  

The organization’s Executive Board decided in a unanimous vote Tuesday that Sword should take the helm noting his extensive experience and his dedicated service with the West Virginia AFL-CIO.

Joe Carter, a member of the Executive Board and longtime United Mine Workers of America leader, will serve as interim Secretary-Treasurer.

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Funeral services for former Congressman and Secretary of State Ken Hechler have been announced.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 Monday afternoon at the Culture Center on the grounds of the State Capitol in Charleston.  Hechler will lie in repose there beginning at 10:00 that morning.  The service will be broadcast live on The West Virginia Channel.

Michelle Obama
Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP

News that the director of a West Virginia nonprofit group who was placed on leave after making a racist comment about first lady Michelle Obama on Facebook plans to return to her job this month has caused swift reaction from the governor’s office.

Clay County Development director Pamela Ramsey Taylor made the post following Donald Trump's election, calling Mrs. Obama an “Ape in heels."

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