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


CCSO takes to social media reminding of 19 lives lost and to drive responsibly

Collier County has seen 19 deaths in four months. Compare that to 2018 when there were 44 all of last year. Now, law enforcement is...

Man arrested in North Naples after assaulting deputies

A man was arrested after he fled from deputies performing a traffic stop due to speeding, which then turned into a search for drug...
Waterway with bacteria. (Credit: WINK News)video

Pinpointing SWFL waterways to form a plan for fecal bacteria cleanup

Florida Department of Environmental Protection said many local rivers and other waterways are new to the list of waters that exceed the standards for...

Collier County deputy’s newborn fights for her life with rare heart condition

A family's newborn daughter was diagnosed with a rare heart condition, leaving the family desperately trying to save her life. Rhythm Ramos, at just three weeks...
Bugs all over the car. (Credit: WINK News)video

Florida’s most unlovable insect returns to make a mess on our cars

Maybe the most annoying creatures in Florida are back swarming around, making a mess of our homes and our cars – driving us crazy. Lovebugs...

The Minto US OPEN Pickleball Tournament is headed to Collier County

The sports is known for its sound. A sound you'll hear lots of the next week. That is... If you're at the 2019 Minto U.S....

Man arrested for stabbing at Naples fast-food restaurant

On Wednesday, Collier County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michael Charles O’Conner, 58, for a stabbing at a Culver’s fast-food restaurant in Naples. According to the CCSO...
Children playing at the playground. (Credit: WINK News)video

New Guadalupe Center will be open by January 2020

While it may be an empty building, the rooms Guadalupe Center's brand new campus in Immokalee's Jubilation neighborhood will soon be filled with children...

Collier reconsiders restrictions on short-term rentals like Airbnb, VRBO

Short-term rentals through companies like Airbnb and VRBO are growing in popularity for travelers, but Collier County put an end to it. Ending a...

Greater Naples Fire Rescue puts out trailer fire

Greater Naples Fire Rescue District put out a trailer fire on River Drive near Naples early Monday morning. The fire district confirmed a trailer fire...

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