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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 croberts@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.org
  • 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 is the Director of Grants Program 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
  • Larry Dowling is the Interim Director of Video Production and Production Manager.
  • John has produced, directed, shot, written, edited programs in WV for over 45 years. His work explores our culture. Five docs he edited & had additional major roles in were awarded best documentary regional Emmys. Program highlights include Mountaineer, First 1,000 Days, Mountain Stage, Irene McKinney (radio series), Different Drummer, and Clifftop. jnakashima@wvpublic.org
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Patterson is a 20-year employee of WVPB and has served as Membership Director since 2015. You can reach her at spatterson@wvpublic.org
  • Angela S. Meadows is the Member Services Manager and Sustainer Concierge for WVPB. She celebrates nearly 20 years experience in Development and Fundraising with West Virginia Public Broadcasting and nearly 25 years with the state of West Virginia. She is inspired by the staff and supporters of WVPB and always welcomes the input and support of our loyal contributors. You can reach her at ameadows@wvpublic.org or 304-556-4958.
  • Roxy Todd joined West Virginia Public Broadcasting in 2014 and works as the producer for Inside Appalachia. She's the recipient of a National Edward R. Murrow Award for "Excellence in Video," for a story about the demands small farmers face in West Virginia. She also won a National PMJA Award For "Best Feature" for her story about the history of John Denver's song "Country Roads." You can reach her at rtodd@wvpublic.org.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Chuck is a Charleston, WV native now in his 14th year at WVPB. A politics and government major in college, Chuck works many shows including The Legislature Today, Mountain Stage and many of the "live" events aired and streamed on the WVPB platforms. He may be reached at cfrostick@wvpublic.org.
  • Chuck has been producing for WVPB 20 plus years. With an emphasis on Appalachian folklore and the uses of wild plants and animals Chuck’s most recent production is Edible Mountain which explores wild edibles through out the region.
  • 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.
  • Vasilia is an Associate Producer of Mountain Stage. If you're interested in underwriting the show nationally or becoming a Mountain Stage Member, please reach out to vas@mountainstage.org.
  • 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.
  • Emily Allen works in Charleston covering the state Legislature and public affairs throughout southern West Virginia.
  • 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
  • Mason Adams grew up near the Virginia/West Virginia border in Clifton Forge, Virginia. He’s covered mountain communities and the issues affecting them since 2001. His work has appeared in Southerly, Daily Yonder, 100 Days in Appalachia, Mother Jones, Huffington Post and elsewhere. He lives with his family and a small herd of goats in Floyd County, Virginia. Follow him on Twitter @MasonAtoms.
  • 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.
  • Liz McCormick is WVPB's Eastern Panhandle and Education reporter/producer. Liz is a native of Charleston, West Virginia and received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication and New Media from Shepherd University in 2014. You can connect with Liz via email at emccormick@wvpublic.org or on Twitter @LizMcCormickWV
  • 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.
  • Todd came to WVPB in 2008 as a Media Sales Associate; he was promoted to Underwriting Manager in June, 2021. He has nearly 20 years of experience working with new and existing clients in a number of different industries. You can reach him at tfrymyer@wvpublic.org
  • June Leffler is WVPB's health reporter. She previously reported for public radio stations in Alaska and Kentucky. Contact her at jleffler@wvpublic.org or 502-377-0438.
  • Curtis Tate has spent more than 17 years as a reporter and copy editor for Gannett, Dow Jones and McClatchy. He has written extensively about travel, transportation and Congress for USA TODAY, The Bergen Record, The Lexington Herald-Leader, The Wichita Eagle, The Belleville News-Democrat and The Sacramento Bee. You can reach him at ctate@wvpublic.org.
  • Chris Oxley is a director and editor for several WVPB television and live stream broadcasts.
  • Harrison graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Master of Arts in Communication in May of 2018. He started his career as Education Specialist with West Virginia Public Broadcasting in December of 2020. Harrison can be reached at hevans@wvpublic.org
  • A native of Connecticut and WV State grad, Janet has been with WVPB since September 2008 telling stories about this beautiful state and its people. She can be reached at jkunicki@wvpublic.org or 304 556-4934.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jade Artherhults is the associate producer for Inside Appalachia and is based in Pittsburgh. She can be reached at jartherhults@wvpublic.org or @JArtherhults on Twitter.
  • Margaret Miller holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Studies Education (7-12) from Marshall University and an Master of Arts in Reading Education from WV College of Graduate Studies. Since August 2013, she has served as Curriculum Specialist for West Virginia Public Broadcasting. You can reach her at mmiller@wvpublic.org