Valerie Boey joined FOX 35 News in 2008. She’s an award-winning, breaking-news journalist and multimedia specialist. While Valerie is a general assignment reporter, she covers everything from crime to feature stories. She also makes occasional appearances on FOX News. And has received national attention for continuing coverage on stories, such as Casey Anthony and George Zimmerman.
Prior to FOX 35, Valerie worked at the CBS affiliate in Tampa/St Petersburg, WTSP-TV. As a political correspondent, she started up the Tallahassee Bureau for WTSP-TV and WTLV-TV, the NBC affiliate in Jacksonville.
Valerie also wrote for newspapers, such as Florida Today and the Fort Myers News Press. Her work expanded to all Gannett owned stations and websites. She later moved to the main newsroom in Tampa to be a general assignment reporter. But Central Florida turned out to be her "Happiest Place on Earth", when she met her husband Jeff and settled down.
Valerie's career started at WINK (CBS) in Ft Myers. She was hired as an assignment editor and associate producer. She later became a weekend reporter and was promoted to be the Collier County Bureau Chief in Naples. Valerie graduated from New York University. During college, Valerie interned at NBC Nightly News in New York.
As a Chinese American, Valerie takes pride in her Asian heritage. She’s been honored in the House of Representatives Congressional Record for being a leader in Central Florida’s Asian American community.
She’s president of the Asian American Journalists Association's Florida Chapter and mentors journalism students. Valerie also supports several charities, emceeing various causes. Valerie is also a children’s book author. She loves writing about her twin nephews' childhood! During weekends, Valerie enjoys playing golf with her husband and having family meals.
The latest from Valerie Boey
Disney employees who relocated to Orlando from California prefer to stay, realtor says
Realtor: "It’s been actually overwhelming the amount of people who have said, no we love Orlando and as long as they don’t force us to go back, we plan on staying."
'I'm ecstatic!': Father reacts to arrest of woman accused of trying to kidnap daughter
As a suspect is in jail for attempting to kidnap a girl, the child's father is grateful to police.
Parent group: Japanese sci-fi book series too violent, inappropriate for high school libraries
A Japanese book series is being described as too violent and inappropriate for high school libraries in Osceola County, and a parents group is pushing to have the series removed.
Wife questions why wheelchair-bound husband, 83, was shot 3 times by deputies
Sheriff Lopez says, " "When these kinds of things happen its sad, but please, don’t point a firearm at law enforcement." A witness says the man shot at deputies first.
Asian American and Pacific Islander education to be part of Florida K-12 curriculum
Many are excited that Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) education will be part of the K-12 curriculum. Advocates said it could help to cut down on AAPI hate.
Some restaurants charging for no-shows this Mother's Day
Dubsdread owner Steve Gunter says 300 people either canceled or failed to show up for their Easter brunch. "It was very tough on our business because we threw away thousands of dollars of food. it's tougher on the workers."
St. Cloud police officer responded to man's 911 call, then stole his credit card information, authorities say
A former Florida police officer has been fired – and is facing charges of fraud, among others – after she responded to a man's 911 call and allegedly stole his credit card information and used it to make personal purchases after he died, according to the St. Cloud Police Department and Osceola County Sheriff's Office.
Pine Hills town hall meeting focuses on gun violence solutions
"Make sure these children are working and that the gang members don’t put them to work."
New drainage project in Orlando will help offset flooding during 'normal' rainfall
Neighbors in southeast Orlando will soon have a new drainage system in another month or two, to help relieve flooding in the area. This comes after floods damaged homes during Hurricane Ian.
Proposal to build massive kennel in Orange County denied
A commercial kennel proposal was denied by a planning and zoning board in Orange County.