About Us

Our Mission

The Real WV is a nonprofit multimedia organization. We reach beyond the headlines to touch the heart of Appalachian identity. By celebrating good news and honestly facing bad news, we tell real stories about real West Virginians and the experiences that shape them.

We offer all content for free in order to promote an informed citizenry across West Virginia. We hold complete editorial independence to tell the real story with no filters.

If you want to reach us, email us at news@therealwv.com.

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Our Staff

Stephen Baldwin

Publisher

Matthew Young

Editor

Jason Christian

Contributor

Vanta Coda

Writer & Photographer

Jonathan Eggleston

Writer & Photographer

Jefffrey Kanode

Writer

Joe Severino

Writer

Autumn Shelton

Writer

Zippy Zimmermann

Writer

Our Board

Stephen Baldwin

Diane Browning

Allan Clower

Crystal Good

Paul Grist