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Kassie Simmons
Kassie Simmons

Kassie Simmons joined the team in January 2019 as a weekend journalist. She graduated from Virginia Tech in just two and a half years with a BA in multimedia journalism. During her short time at Virginia Tech, she served as the editor for the university’s chapter of The Tab. Kassie was named the top reporter for The Tab at Virginia Tech on multiple occasions and made the list for the top 30 reporters for The Tab in the U.S. She also studied theater performance and minored in creative writing. Before coming to WOAY, Kassie interned at WSLS in Roanoke and the Tidewater Review in her hometown of West Point, Va. She has loved following breaking news since her childhood and has a passion for delivering the stories people care most about. Kassie is excited to be working in Southern West Virginia and looks forward to all the adventures ahead of her. You can follow her on Twitter at @KassieLSimmons and like her page on Facebook. If you have a story you think she should check out, send her an email at ksimmons@woay.com.

Couple Loses Everything to House Fire

McDOWELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WOAY) – A structure fire on Tuesday evening destroyed everything a Northfork area couple possessed. “It was a two-story frame home...

Beckley Natives Create New Board Game

BECKLEY, W.Va. (WOAY) – Lonely Hero Games, created by two of Beckley’s very own, plans to launch it’s first board game this summer. “It’s...

Kids Exercise Creative Minds at Summer Camp

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. (WOAY) – With school out, kids across the region are starting to attend summer camps that keep their bodies and minds active, including those...

Veterans Perform Ceremony to Retire Four American Flags

BECKLEY, W.Va. (WOAY) –  Flag Day is a commonly forgotten holiday, but veterans performed a touching ceremony this morning that reminded many what the holiday is...

YMCA to Host 5k and 10k Race

BECKLEY, W.Va. (WOAY) – The YMCA of Southern West Virginia will host a festival-style race this weekend. The gym teamed up with Weathered Ground Brewery to put on...

Governor Meets with Beckley Citizens

BECKLEY, W.Va. (WOAY) – Governor Jim Justice visited Beckley to answer citizens’ questions about a variety of topics. “Sometimes, when you just sit in...

BOE Votes to Replace Condemned School

MEADOW BRIDGE, W.Va. (WOAY) – The Fayette County Board of Education unanimously voted to move forward with building a new pre-K through 12 school during last...

UPDATE: Page-Kincaid Water Problems

FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va. (WOAY) –  Despite a petition with over 200 signatures, the Page-Kincaid PSD says they will not turn service over to American Water....

Governor Responds to Bloomberg’s Anti-Coal Investment

CHARLESTON, W.Va, (WOAY) – Last week, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a $500 million effort to close all coal plants by 2030. Governor Jim...

Boil Water Advisory Announced for Oak Hill

Update: (6/11)- The boil water advisory has been lifted. ——- OAK HILL, W.Va. (WOAY) – Over 100 customers along Pea Ridge Rd. are under a boil water...

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