Brad McElhinny


Brad McElhinny joined MetroNews as its statewide correspondent. Previously, Brad was co-editor of The Charleston Gazette-Mail. Before that, he was editor and publisher of The Charleston Daily Mail.

Brad is a Parkersburg native who spent more than 20 years at the Daily Mail, first as a reporter and writer and then in a succession of leadership roles, including managing editor and city editor. One of his responsibilities that continued with the consolidated Gazette-Mail was oversight of the Daily Mail editorial page. Brad was awarded best columnist awards in 2014, 2015 and 2016 from the West Virginia Press Association.

Brad also was part of a Daily Mail leadership team that consistently took home top honors in the West Virginia Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. Under his guidance, Daily Mail staffers were regularly honored by the newspaper company Digital First Media for innovative approaches to journalism.

He is a 1994 graduate of Marshall University’s W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and a 1990 graduate of Parkersburg South High School.

Brad lives in Charleston with his wife, Karen, a local attorney, and children Isabelle and Kate.



Recent Articles by Brad McElhinny

Hill Top House Hotel takes big first steps from $150 million concept to reality

JLL Hotels & Hospitality Project and Development Services has been selected to spearhead the project.

November 27, 2021 - 6:00 am

UMW's Roberts expresses sorrow over Russian miners, outrage over safety conditions

More than 50 miners and rescuers die after coal dust catches fire in a ventilation shaft.

November 26, 2021 - 11:32 am

Longtime activist Crouse is named to vacant House seat

Gov. Jim Justice made the announcement today during a broad-ranging news briefing.

November 24, 2021 - 12:20 pm

As covid-19 transmission rate rises, West Virginia officials warn of difficult winter

West Virginia identified 512 covid patients in hospitals today.

November 24, 2021 - 11:47 am

President signs bill meant to bolster cameras at veterans facilities, following W.Va. murders

Senators Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin authored the bill.

November 23, 2021 - 12:53 pm

Supreme Court majority rejects union arguments in case over paycheck withholdings

Supreme knocks down preliminary injunction and sends full case back to circuit court.

November 22, 2021 - 5:48 pm

Republican Labor Caucus unites over worker issues, but also draws GOP criticism

Caucus organizer says he supports union apprenticeships, prevailing wage.

November 22, 2021 - 1:47 pm