Valerie joined the 44News team in August of 2020 as a 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.
After months of consideration, and despite other holiday cancelations, photos with Santa will still take place at Evansville's Eastland Mall this Christmas season.
He got his first ballot at the end of August but after a mismark, getting a new ballot turned into nearly two months of back and forth with the Vanderburgh County Elections Office and the U.S. Postal Service.
A draft of a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan has been released by the Kentucky Department for Public Health, discussing who would be the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in the state and why.
After Public Safety received several complaints about the student's tics, which are uncontrollable outbursts brought on by Tourette Syndrome, he was told to move out of his apartment and continue learning online.
Kentucky is the last of the Tri-State to begin early voting for the 2020 General Election, which will run for three weeks, the longest in-person voting period ever for Bluegrass voters.
With just a few days left until the winner is drawn, lines built up for hours as Evansville residents waited to try their luck at this year's big prize.
Pike County is now listed as the only county in the "red" on the state's Coronavirus dashboard. This puts the community at the state's highest risk level.
Since the outbreak was first reported last week, there now 20 residents and seven staff who have tested positive for the virus.
Local residents voice their thoughts after news broke Friday that President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19.
There's a chance you could wind up battling COVID-19 and the flu at the same time this year, and experts are urging the public to get their flu shots to help prevent that very real possibility.