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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

Capito supports considering Supreme Court nominee, a shift from her 2016 position

This morning, Capito said, 'President Trump and the Republican Senate, both elected by the American people, should act to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Justice Ginsburg’s passing.'

September 22, 2020 - 10:22 am

Senate Majority Leader Takubo, a physician, says he has mild covid case

Senator says he is quarantining at home.

September 21, 2020 - 5:21 pm

Justice urges more covid testing in West Virginia

Optimal, he said, would be at least 10,000 tests a day.

September 21, 2020 - 4:05 pm

W.Va. senators blast BLM stickers on WVU helmets, 'get it and die' comments by Marshall professor

Letter draws connection with taxpayer funding of universities.

September 21, 2020 - 3:01 pm

Manchin says Ginsburg shouldn't be replaced on Supreme Court until after election

President Trump says he will name a nominee by Friday or Saturday.

September 21, 2020 - 12:07 pm

West Virginia groups urge passage of new federal relief package

Congress has been at loggerheads for weeks.

September 17, 2020 - 3:22 pm

Officials poised to shift how some college covid cases are counted, likely affecting Monongalia status

WVU students who sequester in Arnold Apartments could be counted as one congregate case.

September 16, 2020 - 3:25 pm