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WVPB Staff

Meet The staff of West Virginia Public Broadcasting
  • Chuck Roberts was appointed executive director of West Virginia Public Broadcasting in December 2018. Email him at croberst@wvpublic.org
  • Kelly Griffith is the Education Director for West Virginia Public Broadcasting. You can reach her at kgriffith@wvpublic.org
  • Andrea Billups is the director of news and public affairs. She is a veteran print, magazine and digital journalist who has worked for national media outlets. She is a graduate of Marshall University and the University of Florida. You can reach her at abillups@wvpublic.rog
  • Eddie has been with WVPB since January 1996. Before being named Director of Programming for both radio and television, he worked in several areas, including traffic, broadcast operations, television programming and underwriting.
  • Jane Wright is the director of grants and underwriting for WVPB. She has over thirty years’ experience in grant writing and direct fundraising in the nonprofit sector. You can reach her at jwright@wvpublic.org or 304-556-4930
  • Adam is the Executive Producer of Mountain Stage, and he welcomes the audience before each taping begins. You can reach him at adam@mountainstage.org
  • 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. 
  • Teresa is the host of West Virginia Morning and Morning Edition, heard Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. til 9 a.m. You can reach her at twills@wvpublic.org
  • 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 full time for West Virginia Public Broadcasting since 2012. She covers a broad range of topics but focuses on producing and hosting the West Virginia Public Broadcasting's daily news show West Virginia Morning.
  • Suzanne Higgins is Executive Producer for West Virginia Public Broadcasting, headquartered at WSWP-TV in Beckley, and is currently the producer, host, and managing editor of The Legislature Today, the network’s nightly news program covering the West Virginia Legislature. You can reach her at shiggins@wvpublic.org
  • Eric is a native of Kanawha County who graduated from Marshall University with a degree in journalism. He has written for newspapers and magazines throughout his career. He is an author, writing both nonfiction and fiction, including a series of thriller novels set in locations around the world. You can reach Eric at edouglas@wvpublic.org
  • Brittany Patterson covers energy and the environment for West Virginia Public Broadcasting and the regional public media collaborative the Ohio Valley ReSource. You can reach her at bpatterson@wvpublic.org and find her on twitter @amusedbrit
  • Larry Groce has served as Host and Artistic Director for Mountain Stage since its inception in 1983, and his musical tastes have been instrumental in defining the sound of the show. You can reach him at larry@mountainstage.org.
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    Vasilia Scouras
    Vasilia grew up in New Jersey and lived briefly in eastern Kentucky before making her way to Charleston, West Virginia. She studied art at West Virginia State University and abroad at the University of Ghana. In 2012 she signed on as an Associate Producer for Mountain Stage, a live performance radio show produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting and distributed by NPR Music.
  • A native of Washington, West Virginia, Dave Mistich joined West Virginia Public Broadcasting in October of 2012, as the Charleston Reporter. After bouncing around a variety of newsroom roles at WVPB, he now focuses on state-level politics and government, as well as breaking news. Dave plays on the world's best-worst softball team, Chico's Bail Bonds. He can be reached via email at dmistich@wvpublic.org and you can follow him on Twitter @davemistich.
  • Liz McCormick is WVPB's Eastern Panhandle and education reporter/producer. Liz is a native of Charleston, West Virginia and received her B.A. in Communications from Shepherd University in 2014. You can connect with Liz via email at emccormick@wvpublic.org or on Twitter @LizMcCormickWV
  • Roxy Todd is a reporter and producer for Inside Appalachia and has been a reporter for West Virginia Public Broadcasting since 2014. She’s won several awards, including a regional AP Award for best feature radio story, and also two regional Edward R. Murrow awards. You can reach her at rtodd@wvpublic.org.
  • Frank Stowers is the co-host our our Classical Music show weekdays at 12 PM on WVPB Radio.
  • Emily Allen works in Charleston covering the state Legislature and public affairs throughout southern West Virginia. 
  • Jim has a Master's Degree in Guitar Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. His BA is in Music Education from West Liberty University.
  • Matt is the radio host of All Things Considered on West Virginia Public Broadcasting, a composer and a classical music host. He wrote, recorded, and produced two new themes for the West Virginia Public Broadcasting radio news magazine, West Virginia Morning, which feature folk influences. Matt composed the themes for news programs The Legislature Today as well as West Virginia Talks. He also wrote music for the West Virginia Public Broadcasting documentaries on Poverty and Senator Jay Rockefeller IV.
  • Lalena Price oversees marketing and communications for West Virginia Public Broadcasting. She comes to us with experience in the fields of government, higher education, daily newspapers, multi-media development and nonprofit organizations. She has been a devoted follower of West Virginia Public Broadcasting since childhood and loves bringing her marketing and communications skills to work for her favorite media organization.
  • Jessica can be heard on Inside Appalachia and West Virginia Morning the station’s daily radio news program. You can reach her at jlilly@wvpublic.org
  • Radio journalist Trey Kay is host and producer of "Us & Them," a podcast devoted to telling stories from all sides of the Culture Wars. He co-produces the podcast with West Virginia Public Broadcasting.
  • Caitlin Tan is working as Inside Appalachia’s folklife reporter, as part of a Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies grant. The goal of her reporting is to help engage a new generation in Appalachian folklife and culture.  
  • Bob is West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Radio Operations Director. He first worked for WV Public Radio in 1986 as a part-time announcer, and later returned to host jazz music programs and manage on-air operations in the 1990's.  A graduate of Alderson-Broaddus and Marshall Universities; he taught Speech, Broadcasting, and Rhetoric at Alderson-Broaddus University, West Virginia State University, and WV Institute of Technology of WVU. Bob served 21 years in the Army National Guard, and served overseas in Bosnia and Iraq.
  • Gail Thornhill is an underwriting associate for West Virginia Public Broadcasting, and Master's Degree recipient from West Virginia State University.
  • 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 programs since he produced West Virginia @ 150 - a series of one minute history lessons. Recently, he has turned his attention to live local programming as the director of Mountain Stage Live.
  • Bill is the host of “Lost Highways,” an indie rock/alt country and Americana show airing Friday at 11 p.m. and Saturday at 10 p.m. on WVPB radio.