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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

Amendment Two: Should the Legislature be able to shift property taxes?

This amendment would allow the Legislature more flexibility to make changes to property taxes.

September 30, 2022 - 6:07 am

Governor Justice monitors hurricane's path; pledges West Virginia aid to hard-hit areas

'I have directed the National Guard to provide any kind of support that they could possibly do,' Justice said.

September 29, 2022 - 1:00 pm

Auditor praises expansion of transparency tools for state and local government

McCuskey noted that the 40th West Virginia county has now signed on to join Project Mountaineer to make finances available to the public.

September 29, 2022 - 11:07 am

Amendment One: Can the courts intervene in West Virginia impeachments?

The proposed Amendment One on West Virginia ballots this fall would clarify that the judiciary has no sway over the legislative branch's impeachment powers.

September 28, 2022 - 4:26 pm

Couple accused of trying to sell U.S. secrets will serve more time after second look

Now that they have pleaded guilty, a sentencing hearing is still ahead.

September 28, 2022 - 2:39 pm

As governor blitzes property tax amendment, senators want to come along and counter him

Blair and Tarr released a statement pressing Justice to invite them along on his barnstorming tour so they could present the other side to his argument.

September 27, 2022 - 2:49 pm

Takubo, pulmonologist and senator, now also joins WVU Health as an executive

The announcement indicated that Takubo will continue to maintain his clinical practice.

September 27, 2022 - 1:40 pm