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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

Wabash Community Schools Board Member Addresses Backlash Over TikTok Video

Last week, Peter posted a video to his personal TikTok account in which he encouraged people to lie to the health department about contact tracing to avoid being placed in quarantine.

Dubois County Health Department Holding Mass-Vaccination Clinic Saturday

Twelve hundred doses of the vaccine will be administered in the county's largest vaccination effort to date.

Anxiety, Depression Can Reduce Effectiveness of COVID-19 Vaccine, Study Finds

Those with anxiety and depression can suffer from the mental illnesses for a long time, lengthening the amount of time it takes to develop immunity as well as shorten how long that immunity lasts.

Former Owensboro Pastor Shares Story of When He Met Pres. Biden

One August day in 1995 he performed a small, backyard wedding. Little did he know one of the guests would one day become our 46th president.

Local Party Leaders Share Their Thoughts Ahead of Inauguration

Party leaders on both sides of the aisle said they've been waiting anxiously for Inauguration Day, ready to embrace the next four years.

57 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Vanderburgh County High Schools

12 new coronavirus cases were reported at Reitz, nine at Central, and seven at Harrison. Both Catholic high schools run by the Diocese of Evansville also reported increases.

Run on Guns Picks Up Ahead of Inauguration

Around 23 million firearms were sold last year, 8 million of which went to first-time owners. Ammunition sales topped $1 billion just after the election.

Vaccine Roll Out Continues Across Tri-State, Kentucky Behind Schedule

As of Tuesday, of the 324,550 vaccines the state has received, only 140,636 have been administered.

Tri-Stater Shares Experience at Capitol Hill Protest

The Dubois County man attended the Washington, D.C. protest Wednesday, and though he was in the far back of the crowd away from the Capitol building, he was hit with tear gas near the night's end.

Local Lawmakers React to Capitol Hill Protests

Kentucky Representative Brett Guthrie was on his way to the Capitol when protestors stormed the building.

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