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.
The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation won't require masks in the classroom for the 2021-2022 school year.
Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officials are investigating after a bear was reportedly spotted in Dixon, Kentucky on Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Tri-State veteran is celebrating a milestone birthday.
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.
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.