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.
Zimmerman is seeking $100 million in civil damages, abuse of civil process, conspiracy, and alleging defamation.
A bear cub remains in a tree for the 5th day. Tigers moved so he will come down.
The magazines were found inside an infant tox boy, which was made to look as if it was factory sealed.
Authorities are investigating a drive-by shooting in Apopka near the intersection of S. Hawthorne Avenue and W. 10th Street.
A bear cub is trapped in a tree over a tiger enclosure at the CARE Foundation animal sanctuary in Apopka. Authorities are waiting to see if the cub will come down, but there is a concern it may fall into the tiger pin.
The mother of a boy with cerebral palsy says her son's leg was broken at school, because of the actions taken by a school therapist. A lawsuit claims a physical therapist at the school went against the family's and the school's instructions by putting the wheelchair-bound boy in a standing harness for 60 minutes.
After numerous attempts to get the paperwork filled out, FOX 35 News made calls to the Department of Education and the charter school and the form was completed.
A School Resource Officer was fired after investigators said he got rough with a student, but the family of the student now wants charges filed against the man. The family of the 13-year-old girl held a news conference on Friday morning regarding the incident. The State Attorney's Office is reviewing the video of the incident to determine if Deputy Harry Reid will be charged.
FOX 35 News has learned that federal officials have launched an investigation into what doctors are calling a vaping-related death in Central Florida. Donald Boyd says his 28-year-old son, Kyle, went to bed last week and never woke up. He went into cardiac arrest twice and never regained consciousness. He was pronounced brain dead after several days in the hospital. Doctors believe that vaping is to blame for his death.
A cleaning crew was caught on camera dumping water mixed with cleaning chemicals down a storm drain at Orlando International Airport.