Jordy Yager

Freelance Reporter

Jordy Yager is a freelance reporter for WMRA based out of the Charlottesville area. He’s been a journalist since 2007, writing for The Hill, the L.A. Times, C-Ville Weekly, Blue Ridge Outdoors, Deutsche Welle, the Brockton Enterprise, the Union Leader, and others. Jordy graduated from Charlottesville High School and received a Masters degree in journalism from Boston University. His writing has won several awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. Since returning to his hometown of Charlottesville in 2013, Jordy has focused primarily on news that pertains to poverty and the disenfranchised.

Jordy also works as a carpenter and a culinary instructor for children. He lives in a cabin in the woods.

UVA Memorial

Feb 27, 2017
Jordy Yager

A team of designers are set to unveil their latest proposals for a memorial to the enslaved men and women who built and operated the University of Virginia for much of the 19th century. WMRA's Jordy Yager has more. 

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In 2004, religious congregations in Charlottesville formed a coalition to prevent homeless people from freezing overnight in the winter. Today, that group shelters more than 200 people, 150 nights out of the year. WMRA’s Jordy Yager has this report.

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Nearly 200 people showed up Tuesday evening to learn about zoning and housing regulations in Charlottesville. WMRA’s Jordy Yager has this report.

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Protests against President Trump’s agenda continued in Charlottesville this week. WMRA’s Jordy Yager has the story.

Jordy Yager

Executive orders from President Trump affecting immigrants and refugees have spurred city officials in Charlottesville to take an official stand of opposition. WMRA’s Jordy Yager has the story.

Christopher Clymer Kurtz

In cities and airports across the nation this weekend protesters responded to the recent executive order signed by President Trump that bans immigrants from seven countries with Muslim majorities. WMRA’s Christopher Clymer Kurtz filed these excerpts from what people had to say at a rally in Harrisonburg yesterday.

Jordy Yager

William Faulkner famously wrote that ‘The past is never dead. It's not even past.’  And nowhere is that more evident than in Lexington, Virginia.  A tale of two cities played out there this past weekend, as rival groups took to the streets to celebrate two very different holidays: Lee-Jackson Day, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. WMRA’s Jordy Yager has the story.

The Housing Divide

Jan 11, 2017
Jordy Yager

The cost of living has steadily risen in Charlottesville, as has the average income.  But what happens when the city’s lowest wage earners can no longer afford to live there?  WMRA’s Jordy Yager has this report on the state of affordable housing in Charlottesville.

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The Buckingham County Board of Supervisors voted late Thursday night to approve a compressor station as part of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.  WMRA’s Jordy Yager reports.

Jordy Yager

On Monday night, more than 150 people packed into the Buckingham County Board of Supervisors’ monthly meeting. Most were there to voice their objection to the compressor station being sought as part of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

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For months, a debate has raged in Charlottesville over two controversial, historical statues and what they represent.  WMRA's Jordy Yager has the latest.

As Virginians voted on Election Day, WMRA heard from some of them at polling places around our region.

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In the second part of our look at the Rocky Mount fire, WMRA’s Jordy Yager treks into the backcountry with park rangers to see the long-term effects of the second largest blaze to ever hit the Shenandoah National Park.

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Yesterday evening, the Miller Center at the University of Virginia hosted Gold-Star parent Khizr Khan for a conversation, and WMRA’s Jordy Yager was there.

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The Shenandoah National Park experienced its second largest forest fire in recorded history just six months ago. In the first of a two-part report, WMRA’s Jordy Yager looks at how fire teams fought the 10,000-acre blaze and what it means for the park’s future.

Courtesy of Marion Kanour

At last month’s planning commission meeting in Buckingham County, so many people signed up to speak about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline that a second meeting was created just to continue the public comments. WMRA’s Jordy Yager was there.

It’s only their third week of class, but University of Virginia students yesterday got an environmental wake up call. WMRA’s Jordy Yager was on hand.

Marguerite Gallorini

If you build it, they will come. That’s the bet Shenandoah National Park is making with a new, fuel-efficient, addition to its ranks.  WMRA’s Jordy Yager takes a look at the Park’s more climate friendly future.

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When most of us think of an artist in residence, we think of painters, potters, or maybe even poets. But what about an artist whose medium is sound? Well, that perked the ears of WMRA’s Jordy Yager, who has this report.

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Participants at the Black Male Town Hall Tuesday night, August 16, signed up to focus on key areas aimed at promoting change in Charlottesville’s African-American community. WMRA’s Jordy Yager reports.

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