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


Parent Nightmare: Suspect forces teen to send nudes on Snapchat

A 15-year-old girl was forced to send nude photos over Snapchat. Once she does, she is threatened to do whatever the suspect wants or...

Two teens arrested for Immokalee drive-by shooting on Tuesday

Two Immokalee teens are facing murder charges for a drive-by shooting incident that happened on Tuesday evening. According to Collier County Sheriff's Office, Jesus Montelongo,...

Woman hit by trolley in downtown Naples

Naples Fire-Rescue Department responded to a crash involving a pedestrian and a trolley in downtown Naples Monday. According to the fire department, a woman was...

Communities gather in Collier ahead of immigration roundups 

Communities in Collier County gathered ahead of announced immigration roundups by federal agents nationwide. The conditions in detention centers prompted protest across the country Friday...
Bears in an Immokalee neighborhood. (Credit: WINK News)video

Family of bears play in an Immokalee neighborhood

These unbearably cute cubs are using Immokalee yards as their playground. But they scared some homeowners, after they thought bandits were on the loose. Homeowners...

Man arrested for exposing himself in North Naples

A man was arrested after he was found exposing himself in public at a busy shopping center. On Thursday, Collier County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jose...

Sleeping truck driver hits trooper’s car on Alligator Alley

A tow truck driver, who investigators say admitted he fell asleep at the wheel, veered off Alligator Alley and slammed into a trooper's car...

Woman arrested in Collier County for child neglect after overdose

A mother was arrested in a child neglect case in Collier County, but deputies had to save her life first. WATCH the video above for...

Nonprofits say homelessness rising in Collier County

A nonprofit said homelessness is a growing concern for shelters in our area. St. Matthew's House in East Naples said homelessness is on the rise...
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...

Latest Headlines