About Us

You can do without the paper; you can’t do without the news.™

WYDaily is owned and operated by Local Voice Media. Click on the video below to learn more about our company.

The colonial parkway runs along the James River in colonial Williamsburg, Virginia.
The colonial parkway runs along the James River in colonial Williamsburg, Virginia.

Williamsburg Yorktown Daily (www.wydaily.com) is the only daily newspaper dedicated to Williamsburg and James City and York counties, known nationally as America’s Historic Triangle. A lot happens here every day. We want to report that news and ask for your participation.

Our goal is to report “why” things happen rather than just what; to avoid sensational and polarizing news and opinion; and to start a community conversation on all kinds of topics important to quality folks who live, work and play here. Our  mission is to restore trust to local news with our journalistic promise of providing only True News.  This means no editorials. No columnists. No letters to the editor. No anonymous sources. No endorsement of political candidate.  We spell peoples’ names correctly and we quote them in context. You can trust our news to give you the most accurate information, and decide for yourself how you feel about the issues.

You can hear summaries of our news of the day weekday mornings and afternoons on two local radio stations: 92.3FM The Tide and 107.9FM BACHfm. Our goal is to be accessible and important to you. We want to do everything we can to make www.wydaily.com your home page, and we want to hear from you about how we can make that happen.

We enjoy sharing your community with you – and thanks for every time you drop in to read the latest.


Thomas G. Davis – President, CEO – Local Voice Media (tom@localvoicemedia.com)
Kimberly Lenz, Publisher, VP Digital News – Local Voice Media (kim@localvoicemedia.com)
Adrienne Berard, Managing Digital Editor – Williamsburg-Yorktown Daily (adrienne@wydaily.com)

And some more folks whose words you read and voices you hear:

Kirsten PetersenKirsten Petersen covers James City County government and Williamsburg-James City County schools. Before joining WYDaily, she reported local stories in Prince George’s County, Maryland for The Gazette newspaper. A Maryland native, Kirsten graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She has previously reported for Patch.com, produced videos for The Baltimore Sun and written press releases for National Geographic Channel. When she’s not chasing down the latest news in town, Kirsten enjoys drinking tea, singing, exploring new places and volunteering. Contact Kirsten at kirsten@tideradio.com. Click here to read stories by Kirsten.