Tonia Moxley is based in our New River Valley bureau in Christiansburg and she covers Virginia Tech and Radford Unversity.
College, major: Virginia Tech, English
Why journalism: My singing career never took off, and my math skills were too weak to be an archaeologist.
Years in journalism: 10.5
Years at The Roanoke Times | roanoke.com: 10.5
Proudest journalism accomplishments: Helping cover the April 16, 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech, my alma mater.
Journalists you admire and why: My co-workers, especially some of the younger ones. Their passion is infectious.
Web sites you visit regularly: Cooksillstrated.com
Favorite books: ”Under the Tuscan Sun” by Frances Mayes; “Heat” by Bill Buford; the Harry Potter series; the James Harriot series; anything by Louise DeSalvo and right now, “At Home” by Bill Bryson.
Interests outside of work: Home repair and improvement. Mostly repair, after my improvements.
Interesting fact about you that few know: Yell at me all you want. I’m deaf in the left ear.