Tuesday, February 11

“Under the Dome” – 12:00 – 1:15 pm

Holiday Inn Express Civic Center, 100 Civic Center Drive, Charleston, WV 25301

So what’s going on “under the Dome” for 60 days?  Most people only get a one-minute report on the evening news or the hourly radio news, or a few top stories in the newspaper or on their social media feeds. Join us on February 11 when Brad McElhinny of MetroNews shares his perspective on the day-to-day activities that may not make the news on any given day.  What are the issues?  Who are the players?  What do we need to be watching?

Not only will he give an update on the 2020 legislative session, but McElhinny will provide insight into the challenges, gratifying experiences, political idiosyncrasies and more of working as a capitol reporter covering the legislative session and state government.

Reservations are due by Friday, February 7, and can be using the form below.  The board of directors will meet at 11:00 a.m.

About Our Speaker

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.

Use the form below to register by Friday, February 7.