2014 U.S. Senate Debate
AARP West Virginia and the West Virginia Press Association (WVPA), in partnership with West Virginia Public Broadcasting and the MetroNews Radio Network, hosted the 2014 United States Senate Debate on Tuesday, October 7 between West Virginia candidates Secretary of State Natalie Tennant (D) and Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito (R) at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia in Charleston, WV. Following the conclusion of the 60-minute live debate broadcast, moderated by MetroNews’ Hoppy Kercheval and produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting, a 30-minute Post-Debate News Special featured analysis by a panel of West Virginia print and broadcast journalists, moderated by West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s Ashton Marra. This exclusive online coverage, produced by The Media Center, streamed live on West Virginia Press Association member newspaper online sites and media partner sites including wvpublic.org and wvmetronews.com.
Journalists participating in the post-debate panel discussion included: Jeff Jenkins, news director, MetroNews Radio Network; Rob Byers, executive editor, The Charleston Gazette; Misty Poe, managing editor, The Times-West Virginian; Rick Lord, anchor, WCHS/WVAH-TV, Charleston-Huntington; John Miller, executive editor, The Exponent-Telegram; Ann Ali, political editor, West Virginia Media/managing editor, The State Journal; Mike Myer, executive editor, The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register; and, Jared Hunt, business editor/statehouse reporter, Charleston Daily Mail.
The West Virginia Press Association is proud to present an archive of this historic post-debate media roundtable – the first online coverage of its kind produced in conjunction with a statewide broadcast of a West Virginia political debate.