Ned Oliver

multimedia journalist


I have been reporting for newspapers in Virginia and Massachusetts since 2008. I currently live and work in Richmond, Va, where I cover state government for the Virginia Mercury, take pictures and fly drones. I've previously written for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Style Weekly, The Berkshire Eagle and the Rockbridge Advocate. 

You can reach me via email at and on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.


You can find my author page at the Virginia Mercury here.


I shoot documentary-style photos and make portraits with an emphasis on story telling.


I am FAA certified to fly drones comercially.