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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.

Police Search for Purse-Snatching Suspects

OAK HILL, W.Va. (WOAY) – Police need the public’s help identifying two men wanted in connection with a stolen purse . According to police, two men stole a...

Fayetteville Church Expands Outreach with Clothing Bank

FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va. (WOAY) – Five dedicated women at the Fayetteville United Methodist Church wanted to come up with a new way to help their community– and...

Raleigh County 911 Out of Service

RALEIGH COUNTY, W.Va. (WOAY) – Due to downed phone lines from an early morning fire, Raleigh County 911 can not receive emergency calls. Calls will be forwarded to...

Early Morning Fire Damages Beaver Nightclub

RALEIGH COUNTY, W.Va. (WOAY) – A fire at the Yesterday’s Bar and Grille broke out at around 1:30 Sunday morning. No injuries were reported, but several...

Arrests Made in Sophia Connected to Ongoing Investigation

RALEIGH COUNTY, W.Va. (WOAY) – The Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office, United States Marshal’s Service, Beckley/Raleigh County Drug and Violent Crime Unit...

Shots Fired in Nicholas County

BIRCH RIVER, W.Va. (WOAY) – Authorities are investigating shots fired in Nicholas County on Saturday evening. Dispatchers say a call came in earlier this evening...

Gov. Justice pledges $1 million to Bluefield State College

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WOAY) – Gov. Jim Justice secured $1 million in funding to go toward substantial improvements to campus life for Bluefield State College students....

OHMS Student Competes at Youth Rodeo

FAIRLEA, W.Va. (WOAY) – Starting as young as three years old, kids across the state are learning to rodeo and become the best in their events– including Oak...

Pig Races Draw Crowds at State Fair

FAIRLEA, W.Va. (WOAY) – Racing swine attracts dozens of spectators to the makeshift tracks every day at the State Fair of West Virginia. “When they start...

UPDATE: Man Charged With First Degree Murder After Fatal Shooting

UPDATE: MERCER COUNTY, WV (WOAY)- Authorities in Mercer County have apprehended the suspect in a Saturday night shooting. Darrell Hazelwood is currently in Southern...

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