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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.

Manchin Hosts 37th Job Fair, Headed to 38th

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WOAY) – Senator Joe Manchin hosted his 37th job fair at Bluefield State College Thursday afternoon. The event was free to the public and lasted...

Local Senator Hosts Public Education Forums

WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY) – State Democratic leaders are hosting public forums to talk about education policies in preparation for the governor’s special session....

Oak Hill Teen to Run for City Council

OAK HILL, W.Va. (WOAY) – Oak Hill High School senior Colby Lopez is running for City Council before graduating high school. “It’s good to have a variety of...

Pax Mayor Responds to Concerns About Sewer Expansion Project

PAX, W.Va. (WOAY) – The mayor of Pax is responding to a number of concerns from residents about the progress of an ongoing sewer expansion project. William Hughes...

Local School Participates in Statewide Tornado Drill

MERCER COUNTY, W.Va. (WOAY) – Severe weather impacts every citizen in the state of West Virginia, meaning every person should be prepared in case of emergency....

Princeton Middle School Receives Grant to Tour College

PRINCETON, W.Va. (WOAY) – The Education Alliance awarded grants to 25 middle schools to send students on college tours. Princeton Middle School seventh grade class...

Students Learn Continents Through Interpretive Dance

MERCER COUNTY, W.Va. (WOAY) – The West Virginia Dance Company visited a Mercer County elementary school on Monday. Students at Lashmeet Matoaka Elementary School...

Pax Residents Waiting for Sewer Update, Expansion

PAX, W.Va. (WOAY) – Officials in Pax received grants to upgrade a dated sewer system, but residents have yet to see changes. “It would really help me out a...

Local LGBT Advocate Responds to Sen. Manchin

WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY) – Not everyone is impressed with Senator Joe Manchin’s statement on the Equality Act that he chose not to endorse. “I strongly support...

Two Local Schools Locked Down Due to Violent Threats

WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY) – Two southern West Virginia schools have gone into lock down in the past week, leaving many parents wondering what a lock down means....

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