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
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On West Virginia Morning, we remember Ken Hechler with a look back at his years in Congress.  It’s an excerpt from our documentary Ken Hechler: In Pursuit of Justice.

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

StoryCorps

This month, we're hearing a series of interviews about religious faith and cultural identity in West Virginia. John Simmons grew up on the West Side of Charleston and is now a pastor in a church there.  But a few years ago he heard a calling that would take him and his family to northern Thailand for Christian missionary work for four years.  In this interview, John's wife Lisa asks him to reflect on the family's time there and what it meant to him and his faith.

West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning Kara Lofton talks with the director of the Public Employees Insurance Agency about its financial troubles and 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, we continue our series “Headwaters” which looks at the condition and future of the Ohio River.

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 state’s 8 Regional Education Service Agencies may be on the chopping block by the new legislature and we continue our series of interviews in partnership with StoryCorps about religious faith.

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, host Beth Vorhees talks with Wheeling’s Vagabond Chef Matt Welsch about his trip to North Dakota to support the protestors of an oil pipeline in Standing Rock.

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

Matt Welsch

President-elect Donald Trump isn't saying what he'll do about the $3.8 billion, four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline once he takes office in January. A spokesman for  Trump said Monday that the incoming president supports construction of the pipeline. But he wouldn't say whether Trump would reverse an Army Corps of Engineers decision to deny a permit for the pipeline to cross under a Missouri River reservoir in southern North Dakota.  The Standing Rock Sioux says the project threatens cultural sites and drinking water on its nearby reservation.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, we’ll have an in-depth look at a news investigation into a report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that indicated hydraulic fracturing had no effect on drinking water.  We’ll hear the report that was featured on Marketplace and talk with one of the news investigators.

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 looks at this weekend’s election of leadership posts at the West Virginia Legislature and Clark Davis reports on WVU’s women’s soccer team heading to the Women’s College Cup today. 

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 begin a new series from our colleagues at StoryCorps with West Virginians talking about their religious faith and in Pittsburgh, the camera car operated by Google is not only mapping neighborhoods – it’s also looking for methane leaks from gas pipelines under the city.

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, Donald Trump received overwhelming support in Appalachia, now can he work to save health benefits for 12,000 retired coal miners and statehouse reporter Ashton Marra looks at women in politics.

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 on the impact of natural gas drilling has on the health of people who live near these fracking sites.

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, from our partners at the Ohio Valley Resource, a story about what’s being called “mindful eating.” It’s a new way of thinking about 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, we’ll have some advice about how to talk politics at the family Thanksgiving table and The Wood Brothers are 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, host Beth Vorhees talks with Moore Capito and Riley Moore, newly elected Delegates with a family legacy in politics and Appalachia Health News reporter Kara Lofton has the story about how telemedicine is being held up by a lack of broadband.

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

Two of the grandsons of former West Virginia Governor Arch Moore are looking forward to spending more time together.  They've both been elected to the House of Delegates.  Moore Capito of Charleston is the son of U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito and Riley Moore of Harper's Ferry is the son of Arch A. Moore III.  They sat down with us for a little family reunion.

West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, Jeff Young of the Ohio Valley ReSource looks at what motivated voters to select Donald Trump as president and a report about what’s it’s like to be released from jail.

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 Roxy Todd talks to a travel writer in London who’s a big fan of the state’s Mountain Music Trail and Larry Groce reflects on R.E.M’s appearance on Mountain Stage 25 years ago.

R.E.M. has now released Out of Time – The 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition.  It’s a four disc set that for the first time features the recordings of the band’s appearance on Mountain Stage in 1991.

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 hear author Charles Frazier, this year’s Appalachian Heritage Writer in residence at Shepherd University.  He wrote “Cold Mountain” that was made into a movie in 2003.  

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 year ago Dan Carder, the director of the Center for Alternative Fuel Engines and Emissions broke the scandal about Volkswagen.  We check in with him to find out what’s happened since that discovery.

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

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