Amy Loeffler

Freelance Reporter

Amy Loeffler is a Virginia-based videographer, writer, and reporter.  She covers food, lifestyle, and agriculture trends throughout the commonwealth.  Prior to reporting for WMRA she worked on freelance projects for print and online media outlets including The Raleigh News and Observer,, and Northern Virginia Magazine.  She is currently working on a book about the global history of salt.

Amy received her master’s degree in interactive journalism from American University in 2011. She is also an alumna of the University of South Carolina and the University of Florida with degrees in international studies and Latin American Studies. She’s lived abroad in Spain, Brazil, and Cambodia.

Amy Loeffler

Social media apps such as Twitter and Facebook have had a profound effect on the way we relate to one another, and often the very apps meant to help us feel more connected, leave us feeling isolated and distracted from relationships that really matter.  But one JMU professor is developing an app that gets around that problem.  WMRA's Amy Loeffler has the story.

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In 2014 Harrisonburg was designated Virginia’s first culinary district. More than 30 food-themed businesses in the downtown area make it a mecca for locally-sourced food and beverage in the Shenandoah Valley.  WMRA’s Amy Loeffler reports how what’s good for your belly can also mean a more sustainable community food system.

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Music festivals are a staple of summertime entertainment across America. One of those festivals nearby, not far from Winchester, is the All Good Festival, happening this weekend. WMRA's Amy Loeffler reports on what sets it apart from other music festivals.

Virginia Truffles

Jun 30, 2015
Amy Loeffler

For thousands of years Black Perigord truffles have been the purview of European cuisine, specifically of France and Spain. But a perfect storm of enthusiasm, demand, and production could soon make Virginia a source for truffle production.  WMRA’s Amy Loeffler has the story.