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.

Education

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!

Hometown

Chicago, Illinois

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165,000 tons of sand on the move to replenish Naples beaches

Sand on the move... More than 165,000 tons of sand is being trucked across Collier County from a mining facility in Immokalee to one of...
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Wawa opens 200th Florida store, continues to build in SWFL

Gas stations are in a battle, fighting for your business. Wawa opened its 200th Florida store in SWFL Thursday at Price Street and U.S. 41,...
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First responders execute Naples Airport emergency training exercises

Fire, blood, explosions! It is all part of a fake emergency scenario, putting first responders in the tragic scene of a plane crash. Several agencies...
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Stone crab season off to a more prolific start than last year

Stone crab season is officially underway and on Tuesday, crabbers were allowed to pull in their traps. Crabbers and restaurant owners say they hoped this...
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Collier Public Schools plans human trafficking curriculum for all students

Florida Board of Education unanimously approved mandating that all school districts in the state create lesson plans from kindergarten to 12th grade for human...
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FWC aims to reduce SWFL man and bear interactions

Seeing a bear in Southwest Florida is likely not a strange sight for most people. State wildlife officials said we have an "abundant population"...
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School zone speeding next to Collier County deputy caught on camera

A driver speeds by a marked squad car in a school zone on Thursday and does not stop. A Collier County woman caught it...
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Collier County to continue owning golf course and add veteran services

Collier County Board of Commissioners voted to continue ownership of the golf course at Golden Gate Country Club, and the commissioners want to share...
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Collier County opposes pet sale ban, approves Petland in North Naples

A group of volunteers and animal activists left a Collier County meeting dismayed that pet sales will continue throughout commerce spaces in the county. Collier...
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Deceased Naples veteran, thought to have no living relatives, has two sons

A veteran thought to have no existing family members was honored by an entire community at his funeral. Now, it turns out there were...

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