News Staff Bios - Beckley, Bluefield & Lewisburg News, Weather, Sports

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  • Sarah Pisciuneri

    Sarah Pisciuneri

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 3:51 PM EST2014-01-08 20:51:17 GMT
    She is an Ohio/Pennsylvania native, but looks forward to learning all that makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.  Sarah graduated from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, where she majored in Broadcast Journalism.


  • Dan Thorn

    Dan Thorn

    Wednesday, September 18 2013 3:14 PM EDT2013-09-18 19:14:16 GMT
    Dan Thorn joined WVNS-TV in February 2013 as a Weekend Anchor and Reporter. He is a New York native but excited to be reporting in the Mountain State. Dan graduated from Brooklyn College in New York City

  • Merrily McAuliffe

    Merrily McAuliffe

    Monday, August 26 2013 3:42 PM EDT2013-08-26 19:42:16 GMT
    Merrily McAuliffe began her journey as a sideline reporter for Heat 99, a local TV station in Richmond Virginia, where she enjoyed interviewing players and coaches of High School Sports. After graduating

  • Kelsey Borza

    Kelsey Borza

    Monday, January 20 2014 4:18 PM EST2014-01-20 21:18:40 GMT
    Kelsey Borza joined the 59 News team in July 2012. She is originally from Latrobe, Pennsylvania and graduated from Ohio University with a degree in Broadcast News. During her time at OU, she produced,

  • Jessie Gavin

    Jessie Gavin

    Monday, August 26 2013 3:46 PM EDT2013-08-26 19:46:10 GMT
    Jessie Gavin is excited to hear from you and to call the Wild and Wonderful  state of West Virginia her new home.  Jessie graduated with a Bachelors degree in Broadcast Journalism from Liberty University.

  • Heather Leigh

    Heather Leigh

    Monday, August 26 2013 3:47 PM EDT2013-08-26 19:47:10 GMT
    Heather Leigh is the latest addition to the 59News staff

  • Brandon Bates

    Brandon Bates

    Monday, January 20 2014 4:17 PM EST2014-01-20 21:17:43 GMT
    Brandon Bates us our newest reporter coming from Morgantown, WV.  After growing up in El Paso, Texas he made his way to Petersburg, West Virginia.  Brandon graduated from West Virginia University and obtained

  • Alyssa Rae

    Alyssa Rae

    Monday, August 26 2013 3:46 PM EDT2013-08-26 19:46:50 GMT
    Alyssa Rae joined 59News in April 2013 as a Sports Anchor/Reporter.  She graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Communication.  While in college Alyssa interned with WSLS 10 in Roanoke, Virginia.

  • James Hopkins

    James Hopkins

    Friday, November 15 2013 7:43 AM EST2013-11-15 12:43:15 GMT
    James Hopkins is the morning/noon meteorologist for 59News. He joined the station in March of 2012, coming from Savannah, Ga. James graduated from Mississippi State University in 2007 with a Bachelors of