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

Sen. Rick Scott. (Credit: WINK News)video

Senator Rick Scott addresses environmental issues affecting Florida

Senator Rick Scott is in Naples on Monday, announcing environmental issues about Lake Okeechobee and the Florida Everglades, at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning...

The Naples Charm: Massive mansions going up next to humble abodes

Getting rid of the old, making room for the new. Large mansions will soon fill lots once home to smaller humble abodes. Ranch style one-story...

Oversupply of Naples luxury homes brings investment opportunities

Luxury homes for sale and hundreds of them, as you can see in Zillow. All in the great Naples area, available today. "It's always a...
Laura Bush, keynote speaker at NaplesNEXT. (Credit: WINK News)video

Festival of ideas brings innovators together for a better future

The former first lady Laura Bush was the keynote speaker at the NaplesNEXT Ideas Festival in Naples Tuesday. Bush spoke about the importance of education...
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Naples overlooks Anthony Park shortfalls, visitors say

Lots of pomp and circumstance in Naples Thursday, as the city celebrated the opening of Baker Park. When a person looks at the gardens and...

Sportscaster Warner Wolf talks about why he vandalized a sign in Naples

American TV and radio sports broadcaster  known for his famous voice, Warner Wolf, explains why he removed letters from a sign that ended in an arrest. In...
Entrance to the Golden Gate Golf Course. (Credit: WINK News)video

An uncertain future for the Golden Gates Golf Course

Teeing up for endless possibilities. In a few minutes, Collier County leaders want to tell you what it should do with the land at Golden...

Immokalee fire chief hopes growing community will fund the department

What does it mean when a fire department does not have enough firefighters to cover every shift? Earlier this week, WINK News reported the Immokalee...
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How to preserve the beauty of Collier County as the population increases

Goodbye to the old. Hello to the new. But with new homes, condos and businesses popping up in Collier County, is all the change too...
Hector Castro Manley, 30. (Credit: CCSO)video

Collier school board unanimously votes to fire elementary teacher accused of molestation

A teacher accused of molesting kids in his elementary school classroom is no longer a teacher there. Collier County Public Schools took quick action at...

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