People

  • Assistant News Director, Statehouse Reporter

    Ashton Marra is the Assistant News Director at West Virginia Public Broadcasting, coordinating the coverage of her fellow reporters under News Director Jesse Wright, and serves as the producer for the morning news magazine

  • Essayist

    Cat Pleska was born in Hurricane, W.Va., and grew up there and in Pt. Pleasant, W.Va. She is the only child of Jean and Vernon Hodges. She married Dan Pleska in 1973, and they have one daughter, Katie. They also share their home in Scott Depot,...

  • Freelancer / Contributor

    Catherine V. Moore is a writer and independent producer based in Fayette County, West Virginia, where she runs Beauty Mountain Studio. Her nonfiction and radio stories have been featured in the

  • Huntington Reporter/Producer

    West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Clark Davis can be heard throughout the week on West Virginia Morning at 7:30am during NPR's Morning Edition.

    Clark works in the Huntington Bureau of West Virginia Public Broadcasting...

  • Essayist

    Colleen Anderson owns Mother Wit Writing and Design, a creative studio in Charleston. In addition to essays, she writes poems, fiction, nonfiction, and songs. Two of her essays for West Virginia Public Radio have earned national awards from...

  • Digital Editor/Coordinator

    A native of Washington, W.Va., Dave Mistich joined West Virginia Public Broadcasting in October of 2012, as the Charleston Reporter. He covered stories that ranged from the 2012 general election, the effects of Superstorm Sandy on Nicholas...

  • Northen Panhandle Bureau Chief

    Glynis Board hails from the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia and is based in Wheeling at the First State Capital Building. She’s been reporting for West Virginia Public Broadcasting since 2012. She covers a broad range of...

  • Independent Producer based in Elkins, West Virginia

    Jean Snedegar got her start in radio at age 13.  As an 8th grader she helped produce school programs for WDNE in Elkins, but didn’t start her professional career in radio until she was nearly 30 and living in England.

    For more than 20...

  • Host & Co-Producer of Inside Appalachia - Southern West Virginia Bureau Chief

    Jessica Lilly covers southern West Virginia for West Virginia Public Broadcasting and is the host and co-producer of Inside Appalachia. The show airs...

  • Appalachia Health News Coordinator

    Kara Leigh Lofton is the Appalachia Health News Coordinator at West Virginia Public Broadcasting. Previously Kara was a freelance reporter for WMRA, an affiliate of NPR serving the Shenandoah Valley and Charlottesville in Virginia. There she...

  • Essayist

     

    Karen Vuranch is a storyteller, actress, historian and writer.  Using solid historical research, she creates characters that bring history to life. She has toured internationally with ‘Coal Camp Memories’.  Based on oral history, it...

  • Eastern Panhandle Reporter/Producer

    Elizabeth McCormick grew up in Charleston, West Virginia with her grandmother. She graduated from Capital High School in 2010 and graduated from Shepherd University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications - Digital Filmmaking, Minor...

  • Essayist

    Michael Blumenthal, born 1949 in Vineland, New Jersey, is the former Director of Creative Writing at Harvard, and graduated from the Cornell Law School with a J.D. degree in 1974. His eighth book of poems, No Hurry: Poems 2000-2012...

  • Television Producer/Director

    Pat is a one of our TV Producers based at WNPB in Morgantown. He tells West Virginia's story through documentaries - including the Emmy Award winning West Virginians Remember World War II. You can also see Pat's work between other...

  • Reporter/ Producer Inside Appalachia

    Roxy Todd is the producer of Inside Appalachia. In 2010 she began an oral history project called Traveling 219 as an AmeriCorps VISTA with Allegheny Mountain Radio. She began producing...

  • Executive Director and CEO

    Scott Finn is executive director and CEO of West Virginia Public Broadcasting, an indispensable resource for education, news, public safety and economic development for West Virginia and all of Appalachia.

    He describes himself as a ...

  • Executive Producer

    Suzanne Higgins is Executive Producer for WVPB, headquartered at WSWP-TV in Beckley.

    She’s currently producing a one-hour television documentary featuring West Virginia Vietnam Veterans, recently oversaw the seventh season of

  • Independent Producer