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.
There are more than a dozen projects planned along the Lloyd Expressway from one end of Vanderburgh County to the other. They include intersection improvements, bridge replacements, pavement replacements and more.
Only two people made a point to be at the only public comment opportunity. Both said the project and its costs are worth it.
April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and as the number of abuse cases continues to rise in the Commonwealth, community advocates say it's vital to get the word out to the community.
The completion of an archaeological project was announced on Thursday where the remains of over 700 Native American individuals were returned to the Angel Mounds State Historic Site in Evansville.
The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices said more information on the rare side effect is needed before moving forward.
The Dubois County Health Department says its Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine clinic scheduled for Saturday has been canceled.
With Pres. Biden so vocal in his efforts to enact new gun safety measures, many gun rights advocates are worried certain liberties may not be around for much longer.
25 Kentucky counties are now reporting at least one case of the UK variant, and as numbers increase the need to reach herd immunity is becoming even more pressing.
Sixteen of the former hotel's staff have stayed on, but Melrose is still looking to hire more registered and licensed practical nurses.
Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the Hometown Inn in Morganfield, Kentucky Tuesday, where a man tied to a March 13 murder had barricaded himself inside a room for several hours.