Valerie is the weekend evening meteorologist at FOX21 News. You can watch her at 9pm Saturday and Sunday. You’ll also see her reporting during weekdays on things happening around the community.
Born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, Val remembers experiencing South Florida hurricanes and other tropical systems as a child, sparking an early interest in weather. She was inspired in middle school to become a meteorologist. She is thankful to be doing what she loves and considers herself lucky to bring you your local weather.
Valerie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology with a minor in Mathematics from Florida State University. During her time as a Seminole, she interned at stations in Tampa and Miami. Val also spent a summer studying abroad. She participated in the FSU student-produced weather show and is a member of the American Meteorological Society.
Val started her career in her college town of Tallahassee as a meteorologist and multimedia journalist. She’s no stranger to tropical weather. She helped during wall to wall coverage of Category 5 Hurricane Michael’s landfall. In the calm following the storm, she traveled to areas that were devastated and shared stories from all the local communities. She did live reports during Subtropical Storm Alberto’s Florida Panhandle landfall. Val also forecasted for Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey during her time at WTXL.
As a Florida native, Valerie loves her home state but has always wanted to live in the mountains and forecast all the exciting, unpredictable weather that comes with it! Val enjoys hiking, camping, yoga and being outdoors with her two dogs, exploring all that Colorado has to offer.
Val loves interacting with viewers so please feel free to say hello online or if you see her out around town.