Valerie Boey joined the FOX 35 news team in 2008. This veteran reporter is an AP award-winning, spot-news journalist and multimedia specialist.
Valerie's career started at WINK (CBS Ft. Myers). She was the Collier County Bureau Chief in Naples. Before that, she worked as an assignment editor and associate producer. She graduated from New York University. While attending school, Valerie interned at NBC Nightly News in New York.
Prior to FOX 35, Valerie worked at the CBS affiliate in the Tampa/St Petersburg area. As a political correspondent, she started up the Tallahassee Bureau for WTSP (CBS Tampa) and WTLV (NBC Jacksonville). Valerie also wrote for several newspapers, such as Florida Today and the Fort Myers News Press. Her work expanded to all Gannett owned stations and websites. She eventually moved to the main newsroom in Tampa to work closer with her colleagues.
Valerie was born and raised in New York, then moved to Illinois in high school. As a Chinese American, Valerie takes pride in her Asian heritage. She is a leader in the Asian American Journalists Association's Florida Chapter and on the Board of the Florida Associated Press. She enjoys mentoring journalism students and supports several charities.
This journalist is also an author. Valerie is in the process of working on a children's book and getting it published. During her free time, Valerie enjoys traveling overseas and in the states. She likes kickboxing and jogging. Trying out different restaurants and going to concerts is also a favorite hobby.
The trial of a man accused of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend has begun. Markieth Loyd claims he shot Sade Dixon in self-defense. At times, he appeared nervous as different witnesses took the stand.
Bond was denied for a man accused of robbing a bank in Casselberry, Florida in women's clothing, before stealing a deputy's patrol car as a means of escape. Newly-released video comes a day after the incident and captures scenes from inside the bank and from the perspective of a dashboard camera inside a deputy's car, showing the suspect's apprehension.
An attorney who was stabbed inside a Winter Park, Florida law office is speaking out about the incident, which was all captured in an audio recording.
Orange County Parks and Recreation hopes to make county trails safer by adding security cameras.
A Navy veteran and security officer helped save a woman's life at the Osceola County Tax Collector's Office.
Authorities in Seminole County are investigating after a teenager was carjacked and kidnapped at Seminole High School. Police said he was forced to drive around with his accused attackers. That victim eventually was able to escape and call 911.
A Central Florida pastor has been arrested, accused of sexual battery. The alleged victim is a minor at his old church in Winter Park, Florida, authorities say. Brian Fulwider has a religious radio show and is part of the Interfaith Council of Central Florida