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


Immokalee fire chief hopes growing community will fund the department

What does it mean when a fire department does not have enough firefighters to cover every shift? Earlier this week, WINK News reported the Immokalee...
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How to preserve the beauty of Collier County as the population increases

Goodbye to the old. Hello to the new. But with new homes, condos and businesses popping up in Collier County, is all the change too...
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Collier school board unanimously votes to fire elementary teacher accused of molestation

A teacher accused of molesting kids in his elementary school classroom is no longer a teacher there. Collier County Public Schools took quick action at...

Sen. Scott wants companies to ‘provide drugs people can afford’

Skyrocketing drug prices means many Americans can’t afford to pay their bills. WINK News reported previously about people who are rationing their insulin because...

Collier County commissioners plan to give $600K to Naples nonprofit

Money questions surround a Collier County partnership designed to bring business to the county. This year, Collier County board of commissioners will give Naples nonprofit...

Naples police share warning amid multiple burglary investigations

Police are warning families about thieves breaking into homes in Naples, since officers are investigating four burglaries and one attempted break-in all within one...
Commissioners nix the water system maintenance fee. (WINK News photo)video

Collier County commissioners nix storm-water fee proposal

The people in Collier County can keep the money in their pockets. Commissioners voted against further discussion of a water system maintenance fee. Homeowners like...
Beautiful beaches brings many short term renters to Collier County. (WINK News photo)video

Collier County board proposes changes to short-term rental policies

Southwest Florida is a hotspot for tourists. Many travelers turn to Airbnb and other short-term rentals to live during their stay. Collier County is...

Sprouts Farmers Market opens east of I-75 in Collier County

A new supermarket just sprouted up in Collier County. "Sprouts" opened east of I-75, which is something shoppers aren't used to, and it showed Wednesday,...
Scenic trail that may be destroyed. (WINK News photo)video

Neighbors battle Collier County over construction on scenic nearby land

One community is bracing for a renewed battle with Collier County. It is a fight that has been going on for years and neighbors...