WV Press Release Sharing
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WV News) — To help provide the statewide audience more in-depth coverage of the West Virginia Legislature, WV News, The State Journal, InnerAction Media and West Virginia Public Broadcasting will be doing a live webcast from the Capitol every Friday, as well as other key dates during the legislative session.
The show kicks off Feb. 11, with host Jim Matuga of InnerAction Media welcoming a variety of guests as well as insight from WV News and West Virginia Public Broadcasting journalists covering the Legislature.
It can be viewed from 9-11 a.m. at wvnews.com.
Matuga will be joined Friday by WV News owner and President Brian Jarvis and Publisher Andy Kniceley live in Charleston, with Executive Editor John Miller joining remotely.
“We wanted to provide a live program from the Capitol, giving more residents the opportunity to learn more of how their government operates and see how elected leaders handle their important roles,” Jarvis said.
The show is produced by WV News, The State Journal and IAM, with West Virginia Public Broadcasting joining as a news-sharing partner, with their reporters providing guest insight and updates during segments of the two-hour long show.
“We thought what better partner than West Virginia Public Broadcasting, which does a great job with their daily coverage as well as their weekly television show on Friday evenings,” Kniceley said.
State and legislative leaders, organizations and others will be invited as guests, with the first week lineup including Economic Development Secretary Mitch Carmichael, Secretary of State Mac Warner and Auditor JB McCuskey.
“We will have guests that have direct knowledge of what’s happening in the House and Senate chambers, as well as other areas of government,” Kniceley said. “We’ll also hear from business, industry and labor leaders on issues of importance.”
Also joining the show remotely with updates and insight will be WV News Senior Staff Writer Charles Young, as well as other guests from time to time.
“We want to provide up-to-date information and serve as a forum for state leaders and the public,” Miller said. “Good government requires the public’s knowledge and input. Helping to provide them with the background, to bring them closer to their government, is a way to do that.”
Jarvis said the program is a natural fit as WV News, The State Journal and InnerAction Media as they expand their footprint in the Mountain State.
“As we’ve expanded and joined with InnerAction Media on the video component, we want to provide West Virginians with the best information on the issues that matter, as well as provide businesses and organizations with a venue to expand their marketing opportunities. We look forward to working to move this effort and the Mountain State forward.”