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Valerie Lyons

Valerie joined the 44News team in August of 2020 as a reporter.

Title: Reporter

Valerie is originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She grew up watching the news with her parents but her interest in journalism and storytelling sparked in high school when she joined her school’s drama club and newspaper. She credits her time in musical theatre as a big help in her on-air performance.

She is a graduate of the University of Florida (Go Gators!) and majored in Telecommunication-News with a concentration in Political Science. At UF, she was an award-winning anchor and reporter for her school’s PBS affiliate station, WUFT.

A long way from the Sunshine State, Valerie is excited to be in the Midwest. She’s always longed for winters and looks forward to the change in seasons. When she’s not reporting, she loves exploring the Tri-State and meeting new people, reading, playing piano and spending time with her dog Chewie.

Recent Posts by Valerie Lyons

EVSC Won't Require Masks During Upcoming School Year

The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation won't require masks in the classroom for the 2021-2022 school year.

Webster County Bear Sighting Under Investigation by Wildlife Officials

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officials are investigating after a bear was reportedly spotted in Dixon, Kentucky on Wednesday.

Concerns Raise Over Pedestrian Safety on US-41 Twin Bridges

Though it's certainly a risk, it's perfectly legal for pedestrians and bicyclists to cross Henderson's Bi-State Vietnam Gold Star Twin Bridges.

Wabash County Schools Clarifies Reopening Plan Following Confusion

The decision is nothing new. The board actually voted on the issue during its May 17 regular meeting after receiving no questions from board members or the public and a unanimous 6-0 approval.

Kentucky Bike Rally Returns to Union County

The three-day event is held annually in the small town of Sturgis every third weekend of July. It features bike shows and events, live music and vendors all located on the Union County Campgrounds.

Free At-Home Early Learning Program Now Available Across Indiana

For the past three years, it's only been accessible in the most rural Indiana communities, but with a legislative grant expansion, the program is now available to eligible children statewide.

University of Evansville Weighs in On Future NIL Policies for Athletes

UE Athletic Director Mark Spencer said the decision to allow student-athletes to enter into endorsement deals has been a long time in the making, and he feels it's the right move.

World War II Veteran From Evansville Celebrates 105th Birthday

A Tri-State veteran is celebrating a milestone birthday.

Evansville Couple Robbed at Gunpoint Inside Own Apartment

A detective on the scene told 44News three suspects walked into the couple's apartment, then one of the teens pulled out a gun and put it against one of the victim's heads.

Father Recounts Harrowing Moments When SUV Rolled Into Ohio River With Kids Inside

He and his family were getting ready to watch fireworks when he stepped out of the car to talk to his fiancée sitting outside. That's when two of his children sitting in the passenger seat accidentally knocked the vehicle into neutral.

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It was another brutally hot afternoon throughout the Tri-State; afternoon highs peaked in the mid to low 90s for our third straight day with heat indices approaching and even surpassing 100° at times earlier on. As for the remainder of the evening, one can expect much of the same - temperatures will stick around the upper 80s through at least dinnertime before dipping to 80° or so by 10PM. Winds shifting southward overnight will only allow temperatures to fall as low as the mid to low 70s throughout the Ohio Valley; we'll kick off what may end up being our hottest day in years with a morning low temperature of 73° in Evansville.
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