Jerrica Valtierra

Professional Experience

January 2019 to Present: Reporter at WINK News, covering news in Collier County.

October 2016 to Jan 2019: Jerrica Valtierra worked at a news station in Rockford, Illinois. She started off after college, as a Reporter, then later went on to tell stories at the desk through anchoring the evening weekday hour long newscasts. She spent her final year at the station being the Executive Producer and Anchor for the weekend newscast, and leading the newsroom.

News Philosophy

Work hard and be diligent to make sure stories are always honest and fair. A story can change someone’s life and give them a voice.

Hobbies, Interest & Community Involvement

Playing soccer, softball, basketball, golf is always a recipe for a quality day outside. Jerrica likes to spend time hanging out with family and friends. In addition to watching Chicago sports. Always willing to spare time for those in need and less fortunate.


Jerrica graduated from DePaul University in Chicago with a Bachelors in Broadcast Journalism and a concentration in Rhetoric.

Likes about Southwest Florida

Everything that it has to offer, including the people!


Chicago, Illinois

Hector Castro Manley, 30. (Credit: CCSO)video

Former Collier teacher faces more charges of molestation, sexual battery

Back in March a former Collier County teacher was accused by more than a dozen students for molestation and other lewd behavior. Now, he...

Bicyclists ride in silence to honor those injured, killed by cars

Drivers: this story is for you! Are you always on the lookout for people on bikes? On Wednesday night, people across Southwest Florida will bike...
A dead fish from red tide. Photo via WINK News.

Expert speaks red tide mitigation before Collier County commissioners

It is hard to forget the images showing the effect of red tide on our waters not so long ago. On Tuesday, an expert...
New fire station. (Credit: WINK News)video

New firehouse will better serve downtown Naples in emergencies

From the outside, it is hard to perceive a downtown Naples building as a firehouse. But inside, firefighters have all the equipment they need...

CCSO takes to social media reminding of 19 lives lost and to drive responsibly

Collier County has seen 19 deaths in four months. Compare that to 2018 when there were 44 all of last year. Now, law enforcement is...

Man arrested in North Naples after assaulting deputies

A man was arrested after he fled from deputies performing a traffic stop due to speeding, which then turned into a search for drug...
Waterway with bacteria. (Credit: WINK News)video

Pinpointing SWFL waterways to form a plan for fecal bacteria cleanup

Florida Department of Environmental Protection said many local rivers and other waterways are new to the list of waters that exceed the standards for...

Collier County deputy’s newborn fights for her life with rare heart condition

A family's newborn daughter was diagnosed with a rare heart condition, leaving the family desperately trying to save her life. Rhythm Ramos, at just three weeks...
Bugs all over the car. (Credit: WINK News)video

Florida’s most unlovable insect returns to make a mess on our cars

Maybe the most annoying creatures in Florida are back swarming around, making a mess of our homes and our cars – driving us crazy. Lovebugs...

The Minto US OPEN Pickleball Tournament is headed to Collier County

The sports is known for its sound. A sound you'll hear lots of the next week. That is... If you're at the 2019 Minto U.S....

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