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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.

Conviction upheld for child abuser serving up to 210 years

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a man sentenced to 65 to 210 years of imprisonment for sexually...

UPDATE: Ex-deputy convicted of distributing drugs, falsifying documents

UPDATE: CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – A former West Virginia sheriff’s deputy convicted of falsifying documentation of payments made to confidential informants...

Man charged in heroin-laced vape sicknesses

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – Police in West Virginia say they have identified another source of suspected heroin-laced vaping solutions that sickened two high school...

UPDATE: Alleged Planet Fitness peeping tom arrested

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – A Charleston man is behind bars after allegedly using a cell phone to spy on a woman getting dressed at the Beckley Planet Fitness. In June, a...

Nurses at Cabell Huntington Hospital vote to unionize

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Officials say registered nurses at Cabell Huntington Hospital have voted to unionize. Service Employees International Union spokeswoman...

Applications open for scholarship to fill teaching jobs

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Applications are open for a scholarship meant to draw recent high school graduates interested in becoming math, science, elementary and...

Fewer public employees choose retirement in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A retirement board official in West Virginia says fewer state employees and teachers are choosing to retire. Consolidated Public...

Two taken to hospital after Oak Hill accident

OAK HILL, WV (WOAY) – Two passengers were injured in an accident on Route 19 last night. Oak Hill Police Department and Jan Care responded the the call near the...

Firefighters respond to house fire

KIMBERLY, WV (WOAY) – Multiple fire departments responded to a house fire in Fayette County last night. Dispatchers say a call about a house fire along Armstrong...

Michigan man sentenced in fatal WV hit and run

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A man accused of killing a West Virginia woman in a hit and run has pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of a fatal crash. Jermaine Baird,...

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