The HearSay Team

Cathy Lewis

Cathy Lewis is one of Hampton Roads’ most veteran media professionals, having
worked in commercial and public broadcasting for more than 30 years. She is the
founding host of “HearSay with Cathy Lewis” on 89.5 WHRV-FM which debuted in 1996.
Ten Virginia governors, numerous members Virginia’s congressional delegation and
President Obama have appeared on the broadcast.

Cathy also serves as President and CEO of the CIVIC Leadership Institute. She was
asked to lead the organization in 2001 by the late philanthropist Joshua P. Darden, Jr.,
and today, CIVIC is recognized as a robust engine for leveraging the leadership of more
than 600 executives in service to the Hampton Roads region.

With expertise in civil discourse, community engagement and communications, Cathy is
a popular speaker, trainer and facilitator of corporate and community conversations.
She is a national member of the National Speakers Association® and has served as
President of the Virginia chapter.

Frequently ranked among the region’s top radio personalities, Cathy has also been
named consistently to the Inside Business Power List, an annual roll call of the 75 most
powerful people in the region. In addition, she has been named an Influential Woman of
Virginia by Lawyer’s Weekly and one of the 50 Very Important People in Hampton
Roads by Hampton Roads Monthly.

Cathy’s community services includes eight years as a trustee for The Williams School,
where she served two terms as president. Her husband is the rector of Christ & St.
Luke’s Episcopal Church in Norfolk. Cathy’s humor essays about her unexpected life as
a clergy spouse and sports mom have aired nationally on The Hallmark Channel.
Cathy is a cum laude graduate of the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism at Marshall
University and holds an honorary doctorate from Virginia Wesleyan College. 

Cathy can be contacted at

Hannah Martin

Hannah Martin,  producer of HearSay with Cathy Lewis, is thrilled to be part of the HearSay team.  Hannah began her time at WHRO/WHRV as an intern for the broadcast's production team and was ultimately invited to join the HearSay staff.   A graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in Multimedia Journalism, Hannah strives to create content that is as entertaining as it is relevant, and compelling. 

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Danny Epperson

Danny Epperson, contributing producer with HearSay with Cathy Lewis, is a Hampton Roads native and graduate of Christopher Newport University.  Born and raised in Suffolk, Virginia he began his broadcast experience at WTKR-TV in Norfolk, as a news producer.  Before joining WHRO-TV and WHRV-FM, he also produced news programs and specials at WAVY-TV in Portsmouth.  Along with his producing the always-entertaining Mal's World podcast and weekly segments on HearSay, Danny also produces, directs and edits the arts' program, Curate (Fridays at 8:30pm on WHRO-TV 15), along with other documentaries and special programs, including the station's radio and television membership campaigns and promotions.  A two-time Emmy award winner, Danny also hosts classic movie program, Cinema 15, broadcasting Saturdays at 7pm on WHRO-TV 15. . 

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