RADIO IQ/WVTF journalists Mallory Noe-Payne and Jeff Bossert were honored with awards from Public Radio News Directors Inc. (PRNDI). 

The awards recognize “the work of reporting, editing, anchoring, and producing at local public media radio stations across the U.S.”  190 awards were presented June 23 at PRNDI’s annual conference.

Mallory Noe-Payne won first place in the Spot News category for her story: It’s Hard Not To Love Her ( Noe-Payne is RADIO IQ’s Richmond reporter.

Jeff Bossert won second place in the Sports Feature category for his story: Hall of Fame or Infamy?  (  Bossert hosts Morning Edition on RADIO IQ and reports from Roanoke.

RADIO IQ’s awards were presented in Division B, comprising stations with four to seven full-time news staff members. Public Radio News Directors Inc. represents more than 1,100 full-time working journalists at approximately 120 public media radio stations.

You can read more about the PRNDI awards and see the full list of winners here at