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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.

DoJ awards WV $38 million to reduce crime, improve safety

WASHINGTON, DC (WOAY) – Officials announced awards of almost $38 million to fight crime and improve community safety in West Virginia, nearly $8 million of which...

Poll shows Justice leading Republican primary contest

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – Governor Jim Justice leads his two challengers for the 2020 Republican primary nomination by double digits among registered likely voters,...

Visit Southern West Virginia hires new marketing director

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Visit Southern West Virginia announced that Sam Brackenrich has joined the organization as its new marketing director. “Sam is a welcome addition to...

Attorney General Morrisey encourages careful consideration of pet purchases

CHARLESTON, WV  (WOAY) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey urges those considering a holiday pet to watch for deceitful offers as they choose a...

New River Gorge Trail Alliance receives Power of Performance Award

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – The New River Gorge Trail Alliance (NRGTA) was awarded a Power of Performance Award in the “Revitalizing Communities” category at the...

National Park Service announces winter hours of operation

GLEN JEAN, WV (WOAY)– The National Park Service at New River Gorge National River announced new hours for Sandstone Visitor Center for the coming winter season. Due to...

Man arrested for hitting child with paddle

MONROE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – On Monday, a state trooper responded to a complaint of possible child abuse. The child told authorities that her right leg and hand were...

Fayette Co. man arrested after robbing storage building

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – A Gauley Bridge man is in jail after breaking into a garage and stealing numerous items. On December 7, Nicholas Farley, 31, allegedly...

Students accepting donations for Christmas Market

SHADY SPRING, WV (WOAY) – Shady Spring High School students are accepting donations for those in need. Student body president Robert Coleman says the Student...

Local sheriff’s office donates to charity after No Shave November

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern West Virginia this morning at...

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