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Quality news, where you want it, when you want it.

Silver Valley News is Shoshone County's only source for broadcast news. 

Found exclusively online, Facebook and YouTube, Silver Valley residents can stay up to date on all local news and weather for FREE! 

The news program was founded in 2019 by University of Idaho Broadcasting student John Webb. All stories and content are produced by John. 


Have a news tip, story or idea? Want to advertise?

Contact John:


(208) 512-4070


About John

John Webb is a student at the University of Idaho getting his Bachelors's in Broadcasting and Digital Media with a minor in Communications. 

Webb first found his passion for broadcast news when he was offered an internship at a local radio station, KWAL. Throughout the summer of 2016, Webb learned the ins-and-outs of radio news. 


After much practice and dedication, Webb was hired as a part-time news reporter. During his Sophmore year of high school, he reported on some of the Silver Valley's most interesting stories including the McConnell Hotel Fire, the Lionel Harding-Thomas disappearance, and of course other small local stories. 

The following summer, the freshman reporter was hired as news and weather anchor, becoming the station's youngest on-air personality. From there, he later expanded his role to Program Manager and Mining and Money Host. 

As just a junior in high school, he negotiated with Suddenlink Communications and launched a local TV channel. Webb then began teaching students how to produce news reports at Wallace Jr/Sr High School. Later on, the class began producing full-length newscasts and running 24 hours of television. 

During John's time on Channel 3, he broadcasted from President Trump's rally in Missoula at just 17-years-old, interviewed the top 5 candidates for the Idaho Gubernatorial race, and sat as a panelist for the Superintendant of Idaho Public Instruction Debate. Webb later interviewed current Governor, Brad Little, and Paulette Jordan during the general election. 

As Idaho's legislative session went on, he interviewed Senator Carl Crabtree on a weekly basis. He asked many questions from his viewers. 

Throughout the years in Wallace, he received Excellence in Broadcast News Production three years straight. He also was nominated and awarded the Silver Valley Volunteer of the Year award, followed by the Dr. Riggs Leadership Award. 

Webb currently anchors newscasts for Pullman Radio News and Silver Valley News. He can be reached by the contact info above. 

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