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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.

UPDATED: Missing Teen Found

UPDATE: Andrew Crosson has been located and is back home.

Five Arrested on Drug-Related Charges at Traffic Stop

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WOAY) – Police officers arrested five people on drug related charges after conducting a traffic stop early this morning. Around 1:00 this...

Child Injured at Oceana Pool

UPDATE 6/29/19 8:21 – The four-year-old child that fell off the high dive ladder is out of surgery. Doctors had to remove a blood clot and stop active bleeding,...

New Study Ranks Beckley #5 For Pharmacists

BECKLEY, W.Va. (WOAY) – Beckley was ranked as the #5 small city for pharmacists, according to a new Advisor Smith study. Out of 380 cities, Beckley ranked#8...

Volunteers Help Homeowners with Projects

BLUEFIELD, Va. (WOAY) – Volunteers with the Baptist General Association of Virginia scattered across the state this week to help homeowners in need....

Doctors Warn Of UV Light Dangers

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WOAY) – For National Sunglasses Day, doctors want to remind you that sunglasses are more than just a fashionable accessory. Of the three...

Three Years Later: Remembering the Flood

RAINELLE, W.Va. (WOAY) – Three years ago, flood waters infamously destroyed homes and businesses across the state. Monica Venable owns the Smathers Funeral Chapel...

MSHA Reports Reveal Details Behind Miner’s Death

GREENBRIER COUNTY, W.Va. (WOAY) – Mine-safety regulators say a mining death occurred because the mine operator didn’t identify the place where the miner was...

HIV Cases Rise to 53 in West Virginia County

CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WOAY) – West Virginia health officials say the number of HIV cases in Cabell County has risen to 53. The total increased by four cases in...

Residents’ Property Shot At, Damaged

RALEIGH COUNTY, W.Va. (WOAY) – Several residents in various areas of Raleigh County are looking at expensive damage repairs after a group of boys shot pellet guns...

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