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


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Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement's Operation Safe Fail graphic. (Credit: FDLE)video

Six arrested for child porn in Southwest Florida in Operation Safe Fall

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Medical marijuana. Photo via WINK

Business files building permit for Marco medical marijuana dispensary

Marco Island is one step closer to getting its first medical marijuana dispensary. But allowing one even to be considered on the island did...

Collier County deputies apprehend three suspects in East Naples

Collier County Sheriff's Office have three suspects in custody in East Naples Friday night. According to CCSO, deputies attempted a traffic stop along Bayshore Drive...

Collier County foundation wants law to control rising price of insulin

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Mother finds prescription pills. (Credit: DEA)video

DEA Take Back Day collects unwanted prescription drugs, vaping devices

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Dangerous intersection on US-41 at Mercato has homeowners, business owners concerned

It's a U-turn. It's rolling through a red light. People say it's constant chaos. "It's extremely dangerous," said the owner of Clothes Mentor, Philip Baker. His...
Vehicle rolls through a red light turn in North Naples Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. (Credit: WINK News)video

Some North Naples drivers brazenly ignore the rules of the road

Right now, an alert about a hot spot for dangerous driving. WINK News cameras caught drivers making illegal U-turns and running red lights Monday...

Wounded Veterans Relief Fund gives vets a chance at a full smile

Patrick F. is a veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. “I was a senior in high school when September 11 happened so I felt...

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