ROANOKE, Va.—WDBJ7 Your Hometown News Leader for the Roanoke/Lynchburg television market is expanding its election and political coverage with the addition of Dr. Robert Denton as a political commentator/analyst. Denton joins long-time WDBJ7 senior political commentator/analyst Dr. Harry Wilson to provide the most in-depth and broadest analysis available to viewers in southwestern Virginia.
Dr. Bob, as many television viewers know him, is the W. Thomas Rice Chair at the Rice Center for Leader Development in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg. He also serves as a Professor and Department Head in the Department of Communication at Tech’s College of Liberal Arts & Human Sciences. He has a twenty-year plus background as a broadcast political commentator in Roanoke.
Dr. Wilson is a veteran on-air political analyst who is already familiar to SW Virginia viewers, via frequent appearances on WDBJ7, leading up to and during elections. He is a professor in the Dept. of Public Affairs at Roanoke College in Salem, VA. He is the founder and serves as the director of the college’s Institute for Policy and Opinion Research. It provides public opinion polling at least quarterly each year.
“My expectation is that by teaming Dr. Denton and Dr. Wilson with our veteran political reporters and anchors will help our viewers make better informed decisions about candidates and issues each Election Day,” Dennison explained. “The combined stature of these two well respected political commentators, each with outstanding academic credentials and experience, will undoubtedly lead to a depth and breadth of analysis before and during election cycles unmatched in our market,” he said.