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


SWFL businesses says evacuees helping turnaround holiday weekend

There are some silver linings for businesses in Southwest Florida ahead of Hurricane Dorian’s approach along the east coast. People are evacuating to our...

As Collier County prepares for Dorian, a couple vacations

The last thing most folks want to encounter on vacation is the potential for a major storm. And that's exactly what a couple on...
Near empty battery displays at the Home Depot on Wednesday. (Credit: WINK News)video

Collier County residents are buying out supermarkets, retail stores

Many of you are not taking chances. You are getting ready for anything. One family was seen stuffing their car with water at the...
Seal of Gulf Coast High School in Collier County. (Credit: WINK News)video

Teen arrested for sending violent threats to Gulf Coast High School student

A high school student is under arrest for threatening their school. Deputies said the Gulf Coast High School student sent violent threats over Snapchat. The Collier...

Preparation remains key for any potential storm during hurricane season

Grocery stores in Southwest Florida said a lack of urgency for Tropical Storm Dorian is apparent. Parking lots are empty. We spoke to people...

Collier health center says more people seeking mental health help

A mom and daughter say one Florida law changed their lives. The daughter was committed to a psychiatric facility out of need, and she’s...

One person has died in condo fire in Collier County

One person has died after a condo fire in Naples Wednesday afternoon. Diana Durante lives across the street where the fire broke out. She rushed...
Man teaches classroom full of children. (Credit: Neonbrand Unsplash)video

Collier County Public Schools parents fret over teachers’ social media posts

Parents are wondering if teachers are allowed to write whatever they want on their personal pages. As we are learning on Tuesday evening, there...
Aerial footage of Lake Okeechobee on Aug. 13, 2018video

State program trains volunteers to test water in Collier County

A state program is being implemented in effort to get communities interested and more knowledgeable about their storm water systems. Now, people living in...

Homelessness growing among those seeking work in SWFL from out of state

An unsettling trend in Southwest Florida lies with the growing homeless population. More and more people are without jobs and forced to fend for...

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