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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Naples Police Department reopens hit-and-run case after lawyer finds evidence

A hit-and-run case in Naples was closed just hours after it happened because police said they did not have any leads, but a lawyer...
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Father looking for every option to vaccinate son with muscular dystrophy

A father is doing all he can to keep his son alive. While most of the coronavirus vaccines have gone to those over 65...
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March to a Million Meals: Harry Chapin food pantry a big need in Immokalee

The Harry Chapin Food Bank helps people of all backgrounds and walks of life. At Tuesday's pantry in Immokalee, we saw how powerful that impact...
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Kids in North Fort Myers get the Christmas of their dreams

The North Fort Myers Civic Association and donations from the community helped to make Christmas special for quite a few children in the Suncoast...
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Lee County school district urges students in online program to return to campuses in...

Thousands of students are struggling to learn in The School District of Lee County. Seventy percent of students in the Lee Home Connect program...
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Cape Coral Animal Shelters’s low-cost clinic is back open

Tuesday, Cape Coral Animal Shelter opened its low-cost veterinary clinic in Cape Coral. Executive Director Liz McCauley at CCAS says her team is looking for...

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