Chad Matlick

Director of Digital Services

Chad has been working for West Virginia Public Broadcasting since 1996. He is a Graduate of the West Virginia University Eberly College of Art & Sciences. 

Chad tells West Virginia's Story online, through the new website, as well as WV Public Broadcasting's YouTube, Facebook and other social media channels.

When he's not working, Chad spends time hiking, geocaching, and lounging with his wife, cats and ferrets. 

Ways to Connect

Watch the Tri-State Shale Summit, a collaborative effort on behalf of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia to bring together industry leaders to facilitate a discussion on the opportunities in the Marcellus and Utica shale regions.

Jay: A Rockefeller’s Journey is a new television documentary from West Virginia Public Broadcasting. The film traces the 50-year public service career of John D. Rockefeller IV, while capturing much of the political history of West Virginia, his adopted home. 


It premieres tonight, June 22 at 9 p.m. on West Virginia Public Broadcasting Television. 

The program explores why an heir to one of the nation’s largest family fortunes would come to one of the poorest states in the nation - and stay. 

Teams of 8th grade students from around West Virginia will face off Tuesday in an academic bowl competition that focuses on West Virginia history, literature, arts, architecture, geography and culture.

The questions for the history bowl are largely drawn from questions found in the Archives and History Quick Quizzes and Daily Trivia.

WV Cooks Recipes

Apr 14, 2015

West Virginia Cooks brought those who loved to cook, together. "Everyone has their own special recipes," said Host Harvey Christie. "I want to not only share the recipe, but the heritage and traditions that go with each one. I don't think this happens much anymore and this show gives us a great opportunity to keep tradition alive."

We join family, friends, and viewers in mourning the passing of Harvey Christie on December 1, 2006. His contributions to WV Public Broadcasting were many and he will be missed.

Arts Alive is West Virginia Department of Education's annual event to showcase outstanding arts education programs and student achievements in public schools. The work included in Arts Alive is selected from state arts conferences, festivals, and exhibits throughout West Virginia, a competitive submission process, and/or by invitation.

Watch our video of the 2015 event from Friday, May 3.

The Legislature Today
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Update: Late Friday afternoon, the House Government Organization Committee postponed indefinitely further consideration of House Bill 2881.  The last day for committees to pass bills is Sunday, March 1, 2015.

The West Virginia House of Delegates held a public hearing on HB 2881 on Friday morning. The West Virginia Intrastate Commerce Improvement Act would prohibit cities and counties from enacting or enforcing non-discrimination laws that do not already exist on the state level.

Institute of Technology - West Virginia University
West Virginia University

WVU Tech has canceled classes for the rest of the week  of Monday, February 17, and campus residents will be provided off-site accommodations.

The cancelation is due to a water intake closure following a train derailment along the Fayette-Kanawha county line which spilled crude oil into the Kanawha River,

Here is the full release:

WVU Tech Cancels Classes following Off-Campus Incident

United Mine Workers President John L. Lewis

Union leader John L. Lewis was born on February 12, 1880. Although he never lived in West Virginia, he had a profound impact on the Mountain State.

In 1920, Lewis became president of the United Mine Workers of America, known as the UMWA. It was in the midst of the West Virginia Mine Wars—a period of violent conflict between coal operators and miners. After the Mine Wars ended, UMWA membership declined rapidly in West Virginia. By the end of the ’20s, the union had fewer than 1000 dues-paying members in the state.

Thomas Bennett, Corporal, United States ArmyMedal of Honor Recipient

On February 11, 1969, medic Tom Bennett was killed in action in Vietnam. As a conscientious objector, he was perhaps the Vietnam War’s most unlikely recipient of the nation’s Medal of Honor.

Few things capture a child’s imagination like a good book. Each year, WQED, PBS39 , WITF, and West Virginia Public Broadcasting encourage children in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, in Kindergarten through 3rd grade, to create their own stories and take part in the PBS KIDS Writers Contest.

1,000 Days
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Children's first three years, or roughly a thousand days, shape the rest of their lives.  It's the only time in their lives when their brains will develop so rapidly and be so moldable.  Between 80-85% of their brain architecture is formed, providing what they need later to do well in school, both cognitively and socially.  


Every week Performance Today re-writes a familiar tune in the style of a classical composer. A listener is chosen to do two things: name the hidden tune, and name the composer whose style Bruce is mimicking. This week's contestant is Wiley Newbold from Morgantown, WV

 The Education Alliance, in collaboration with Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, hosted the second annual West Virginia Education Summit on Monday, October 20, 2014.

Business, community, education and legislative leaders are all part of this innovative discuss on how we can work together to achieve excellence in education in West Virginia.

You can watch the Education Summit right here.


  Coverage of the hearing will be carried on WVPB2 and live stream  Tuesday morning, October 20 at 9 a.m.

Watch the PBS NewsHour  live stream of President Barack Obama’s address to the nation. on Wednesday, Sept. 10.

Following the address, NewsHour political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the president’s remarks.

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

“Adult learners are juggling family, work and educational responsibilities. They don’t do optional.”

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection's Surface Mine Board is holding a hearing Monday focused on the appeals of Keystone Industries' KD Mine No. 2. The mine sits just 1,500 feet from thed edge of the Kanawha State Forest.   


As part of FestivALL, the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame is hosting a game show called “West Virginia Squares.” Based on the popular “Hollywood Squares” game show, “West Virginia Squares” will feature questions about West Virginia  music and history. 

The show will be hosted by Peter Marshall, the original host of the show and a proud West Virginia native. Shows will be taped at 7 and 8:30 p.m. on June 23 and again on June 24.

The show will be streamed live on West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Youtube page. It will also be available right here on 

Teams of 8th grade students from around West Virginia faced off Tuesday in an academic bowl competition that focused on West Virginia history, literature, arts, architecture, geography and culture.

The questions for the history bowl are largely drawn from questions found in the Archives and History Quick Quizzes and Daily Trivia.

In this episode, America’s Test Kitchen speak with editorial director Jack Bishop about the science of gluten-free cooking, including new tricks we discovered in the test kitchen.

The gluten free special airs Monday, April 27 at 2 p.m. on West Virginia Public Radio.