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


$80M Collier County sports facility expected to be operational in 2020

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Luminaries lit in Naples honoring the victims on Sept. 11, 2001 in the New York City terrorist attacks. (Credit: WINK News)video

Honoring the victims of 9/11 among the luminaries in Naples

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Florida high school football annually deals with weather conflicts

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Naples woman awaits family’s return from Bahamas after hurricane

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Joseph Innes surrounded by friends, comrades and family on his 100th birthday. (Credit: Innes family)video

Naples WWII veteran celebrates his 100th birthday

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Scenic sight of a Naples tree. (Credit: WINK News)video

Naples allocates over $500,000 in taxpayer money to plant trees

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Car crashes into a Naples home, one injured

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Among the devastation by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. (Credit: WINK News)video

Naples non-profit needs supplies, volunteers for Hurricane Dorian victims

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SWFL amateur radio operators help connect with families in Bahamas

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SWFL businesses says evacuees helping turnaround holiday weekend

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