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

Mugshot of Julio Venage, 31. (Credit: Collier County Sheriff's Office)video

Exclusive interview with the woman who saved two toddlers

A busy road not meant for kids to play near. We told you last night someone called 911 when they saw two children running around...
Mugshot of Julio Venage, 31. (Credit: Collier County Sheriff's Office)video

Florida man worked on an email as kids run along a street covered in...

Two kids were found wandering alone, covered in dried feces and urine. But a good Samaritan stepped in to help to make sure they...

Suspect wanted for attempted sexual assault at Barefoot Beach

Collier County Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect in an attempted sexual battery at Barefoot Beach Preserve in North Naples Monday. A female victim...
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More wealthy adults, families are migrating to Southwest Florida

It is no secret that Southwest Florida is booming. The sunshine state is at the top of Bloomberg's list for the number of wealthy...
Car drives along Tamiami Trail. (Credit: WINK News)video

Sections of Tamiami Trail to rise as part of Everglades restoration

Making room for better water quality as tens of millions of dollars are being devoted to Everglades Restoration Projects. One of the first steps...

Marco Island to consider legalizing medical marijuana dispensaries

Out of 120 medical marijuana dispensaries in the state, there are none in Collier County. The nearest one is currently north in Bonita Springs...

Firefighters say parts of Collier in need of fire hydrants

When there is fire in many places, firefighters must bring their own water to put out the flames and smoke. And that can cause...
Wolf at the sanctuary. (Credit: WINK News)video

Bids exceed Shy Wolf’s current budget for an expansion property

A crowded room, yet again. The community is showing up to support the Shy Wolf Sanctuary's bid for expansion. "We put a wrench in the...

Good Samaritans replace stolen bike belonging to boy with disabilities

A very happy, 10-year-old boy, who has autism and a physical developmental disorder, once again has a specialized tricycle. Somebody stole Leduar Rodriguez's $5,500 bike...

Beware of fire dangers during dry weather

North Collier Fire Rescue said its always training for new situations and refining methods to tackle any emergency. The fire department's trucks are loaded and...

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