Valerie Mia Juarez joined the NBC26 team as a Multimedia Journalist in December of 2020.
Prior to her move to Green Bay she spent four years working for KHGI/KFXL, the ABC and FOX Affiliates in Central Nebraska. There she was a jack of all trades working as a Reporter, Producer, and Assignment Manager. During her time in Nebraska she became very involved in the community and immersed herself in small-town life. While there she reported on everything from the historic floods of 2019 to the toll of trade wars on U.S. agriculture.
Before moving to the Midwest, Valerie’s first job out of college was at KABC-TV in Los Angeles where she worked for over a year as a News Assistant and Overnight Assignment Editor.
Valerie is a proud graduate of St. John’s University in Queens, New York. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism and received her International Studies Minor while studying abroad in Spain, France, and Italy.
Throughout her time in college, Valerie gained her journalism experience through a wide variety of internships. From interning at CNN to ABC News in New York City, to doing red carpet interviews in LA/New York for CelebSecrets.com. In high school, she interned at the Media Relations department for the Los Angeles Police Department Headquarters and wrote for Eastern Group Publications (a chain of six bilingual newspapers throughout LA County).
Also in college, Valerie became a sister of the Delta Phi Epsilon International Sorority. The sorority has chapters all across the U.S., including a chapter at St. Norbert College in De Pere. With an active alumnae association across Wisconsin, Valerie hopes to become more involved with the alumnae association to become better acquainted with the community and develop contacts across the state.
In October of 2020, Valerie was appointed for the second time to serve on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ). She’s the Region 6 Director representing Hispanic journalists across Midwest states. Previously she served as the NAHJ National Student Representative during her senior year of college from 2014-2015. It was during her time on the board that she advocated and successfully lowered membership rates for students.
During Valerie’s free time she enjoys traveling, trying new foods, going to different museums and getting involved with her church. During her time in Nebraska, she taught religious education for 6th graders at her local Catholic Church.
Born and raised in East Los Angeles, California that’s where she calls home. As a Mexican-Honduran-American her family values and cultural traditions are a big part of who she is and who she has become. Valerie is bilingual and fluent in both English and Spanish. Ella es bilingüe, si usted tiene una idea o un consejo, no dude en ponerse en contacto con Ella. If you have a story idea, don’t hesitate to reach out.