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

Opioid prescription. (Credit: CBS)video

Local mom comes forward after losing her son to opioids

After years of pain, a mother is finally coming forward. Kelli Barthelemy will never forget almost a year ago on July 8. She lost her...

Neighbors against Collier County developing newly bought land

A vast space of land. A golf course officially owned by the county. Commissioners are voting unanimously to buy the Golden Gate Golf Course....

Victim says she was raped in Estero movie theater bathroom

Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a female victim's home, where she reported she was raped in the men's bathroom at Regal Coconut Point...
Mugshot of Frantz Andre Pierre-Louis. (Credit: Charlotte County Sheriff's Office)video

Deputies arrest Port Charlotte suspect in domestic dispute shooting

Charlotte County deputies arrested a Port Charlotte man for a shooting Saturday afternoon that left one person injured. Suspect Frantz Andre Pierre-Louis, 76, faces a...

Community members get necessary living supplies in downtown Fort Myers

Helping people who need a little extra boost, several local groups worked together to hand out supplies for those in need. We spoke to...

Collier County deputy accidentally shot in the foot while responding scene

Collier County deputies were called to a report of shots fired at a home at 3:17 a.m. Friday. When they arrived they discovered that...

Stranger leaves heartfelt note for veteran who lost brother to PTSD

A little kindness can go a long way. And for a woman, a stranger’s act of kindness meant the world to her. Now, she...

Knife-wielding man chases mother and kids in East Naples Taco Bell parking lot

A mother feeding her kids in the car became scared for her life when a stranger with a weapon ran toward them all. Collier County...
Cyclist rides in Collier County. (Credit: WINK News)video

Coalition advocates for 70-mile trail to improve cyclist safety

Two wheels are hitting the pavement and not too far away from a busy road, like the one on Golden Gate Pkwy, hundreds of...

Greater Naples Fire Rescue approved for first responder bullet proof vests

A fire department in Collier County will soon have added protection for its first responders, and it’s not for safety against a fire. But...

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