Welcome to WYDaily…
We are the only daily publication dedicated to news and information from Virginia’s Historic Triangle.
We are not “every other news source.” We don’t take sides, we don’t publish opinion-driven pieces, and we are not here to sway you, but to start a conversation.
With an editorial staff that lives locally, we want to be a trusted source for our neighbors. We are dedicated to telling the news and events of our communities, the stories of the people that we live and work with each day, and provide compelling content that is as rich as the place in which we call home.
Along with our hometown radio station, 92.3FM The Tide, we are here to tell your stories, to keep you up-to-date with what is happening in our corner of Hampton Roads, and provide fair coverage.
Thank you for taking time out of your day to share it with us. We look forward to continuing to earn your trust and be there for you!
The WYDaily Newsroom Staff
Meet Our Editorial Team:
Nancy Sheppard is the Managing Editor of WYDaily.
She comes from a background in local print publication and photojournalism. Aside from her work with WYDaily, Nancy is a professional historian and lecturer who has published four award-nominated books on Hampton Roads’ history. She is passionate about airships and an enthusiast of quirky things.
Nancy earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from American Military University (AMU) and is nearly finished with graduate school.
When not editing or writing, she enjoys photography, sewing, traveling, and spending time with her husband and their two children.
Nancy can be reached through email at: Nancy@LocalDailyMedia.com.
Ben Mackin is a Senior Multimedia Journalist for WYDaily.
Due to his inability to sit still, Ben has a varied professional background in everything from print journalism and public affairs, to small brewery taprooms, to cutting grass on PGA caliber golf courses. Born an Army brat, Ben spent most of his childhood in Hampton before attending Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala. where he earned a journalism degree. In his spare time Ben enjoys acting foolish in order to make his kids laugh, traveling, and sharing meals with family and friends.
Ben can be reached through email at: Benjamin.M@LocalDailyMedia.com.
Molly Feser is a Multimedia Journalist for WYDaily.
She received her Master’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism and Public Affairs from American University and her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from George Mason University. She has a passion for print, digital and audio storytelling. She is from Williamsburg, where she enjoys exploring local activities, usually with an iced coffee in hand.
Molly can be reached through email at: Molly@LocalDailyMedia.com.
Dominic Catacora is a Multimedia Journalist for WYDaily.
He’s very passionate about Journalism and Digital Media. After graduating from Radford University with a BS in Media Studies – Journalism, he went on to help produce a radio show, The Workforce Show, that broadcasted out of 96.7 WERA in Arlington, Va. Dominic eventually found his way into a newsroom in 2018 when he began work as a sports writer for The Parkersburg News and Sentinel in Parkersburg, WV. He recently attended Capital University Law School in Columbus, Oh, for the 2020-2021 school year, but has decided to come back to his home state of Virginia to continue working in the field he is most passionate about.
In his free time, Dominic enjoys reading books with a good cup of Café Bustelo. He can be found exploring new businesses and restaurants with his girlfriend and family. He’s always up for a chance to talk about sports.
Dominic can be reached through email at: Dominic@LocalDailyMedia.com.
Andy Harris is the Broadcast Journalist/Communications Director for 92.3 The Tide.
Andy hosts the Morning Drive on 92.3 The Tide weekdays from 7-10 a.m. He also produces content for WYDaily, often in the form of news briefs, interviews with local newsmakers, and other passion projects. He was born and raised in Delaware, and graduated from Elon University with a degree in communications in 2011.
He moved to Virginia in 2016 to join the WYDaily team. He covered business, politics and history for WYDaily until the fall of 2018. He then spent just over a year with William & Mary before rejoining The Tide & WYDaily in March of 2020. In his free time he loves to read, play video games, run and bike, and watch Philadelphia sports teams on the rare occasions when they win.
Andy can be reached through email at: Andy@LocalDailyMedia.com.