Val Simpson

Professional Experience

2020 to present: Bilingual Video Journalist for Noticias WINK on Univision SWFL and WINK News on CBS.

Previously worked as a multimedia journalist for E.W. Scripps’ Hello SWFL, a digital first news product in Fort Myers; as a digital news reporter/producer/editor/host for Zazoom Media Group in New York, N.Y. and as a presenter/host for local Hispanic TV shows in New York, N.Y and in Fort Myers on Azteca America.

News Philosophy

Amplify the voices of those who want to be heard by telling balanced stories that educate and inform.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

I’m passionate about traveling and exploring different cultures. I love spending time with my family. One of my biggest interests is the study of personal growth and development. Some authors I enjoy reading are Napoleon Hill, Dr. Wayne Dyer and Paulo Coelho.

Being bilingual is a unique skill – which I’m very grateful for and I utilized to give back. On my free time, I’m an English tutor at the Literacy Council Gulf Coast in Bonita Springs, FL.

Education

Media Broadcasting – Connecticut School of Broadcasting

Likes best about Southwest Florida

Breathtaking pink sky sunsets, beautiful white sandy beaches and tropical landscape.

Hometown

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Family

Husband, Darren; son Nicholas.

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Family of teen killed in hit-and-run says prosecutors won’t charge driver

A Clewiston teenager was killed in a hit-and-run earlier this year and found in a ditch by his mother. Now, his family says the...
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Floridians join rally in Washington DC for Cuban freedom

Thousands of people are gathering in Washington D.C. Monday in solidarity with protesters in Cuba, who are demonstrating their dissent of the dictatorship that...
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SWFL group headed to Washington to protest for Cuba

Thousands are expected to rally in Washington on Monday to protest in solidarity with Cuba as they protest the 62-year dictatorship. WINK News will be...
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Hendry County principal at center of controversial paddling video reappointed to the job

The principal at the center of a controversial video showing a child being paddled will remain in her position despite Florida Department of Education...
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Hendry County principal’s attorney speaks for first time about paddling controversy

For the first time, we're hearing from the attorney of a Clewiston school principal seen paddling a child as punishment. The video of the paddling...
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Pushing for answers from the Hendry County School District after principal caught on video...

A demand for answers from people at the top. The community of Clewiston is outraged after WINK News' exclusive story showed how a Central Elementary...
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Hendry County school principal under investigation for paddling 6-year-old student in front of child’s...

A Clewiston school principal is under investigation for paddling a student who allegedly damaged a computer, according to the Hendry County Sheriff's Office report. The...
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11-year-old girl injured in hit-and-run riding bike to school in Ave Maria

An 11-year-old girl was still in the hospital Thursday night after a driver hit her in Ave Maria in Collier County and left the...
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Barber in Collier County saves client from choking during haircut

When a man began choking during a haircut, this barber came to the rescue. This happened at a barbershop in Collier County just a few...
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6-year-old battles rare form of cancer, has to seek out-of-state treatment

A 6-year-old boy is battling s rare form of cancer. His mother is trying everything she can think of to pay for the expensive...

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