Bill Wadell

Bill Wadell joined the WFXR News team in August 2015 as a weekend anchor and multimedia journalist.

Before moving to the Roanoke Valley, Bill was a multimedia journalist at WSYX/WTTE in Columbus, Ohio.

In his spare time, Bill enjoys kayaking and hiking with his rescue pup Piper. Bill adopted the coonhound, who was found abandoned in a trash bag, when he was a reporter and fill-in anchor at WNEP in Scranton, Pa.

While working in his hometown region, Bill covered the 48-day manhunt for an accused state trooper killer in the Poconos, and uncovered broken promises at a troubled housing complex.

Bill’s journey in journalism started in State College, Pa., where he worked as a multimedia journalist and fill-in anchor at WJAC.

During his tenure in Happy Valley, Bill traveled to Tampa when the Penn State Nittany Lions played in the Outback Bowl.

Bill also reported on the scandal and fallout that led to the arrest of former football coach Jerry Sandusky, as well as the end of Joe Paterno’s career.

To contact Bill, please send an email to bwadell@virginiafirst.com.


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