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.
Authorities say a brazen thief stole cash out of a church's mailbox. Authorities are searching for a woman seen in surveillance video from Grace Street Church of God in Apopka church, where members have been sending their donations to that mailbox. A thief also struck nearby St. Andrews Presbyterian Church.
Flagler County sheriff's deputies say a woman walked into a family's home and grabbed a toddler by the arm. The toddler has since been reunited with family.
Orlando Attorney Mark Solomon chartered a boat to go fishing, but he made an even bigger discovery while at sea.
Deputies said that a 13-year-old girl was walking to school when she was approached by a man who was trying to entice her into his car.
The Osceola sheriff says the deputy was treated unfairly. He created a new alert system to prevent deputies from speeding.
Deputies with the Osceola County Sheriff's Office have made an arrest in the shooting of a pregnant woman in Celebration.
Officers say neighbors heard shots fired just before 3 o'clock this morning.
Commissioner Bakari Burns says his office is helping people register for appointment and get transportation to the site.
Residents say they haven't been able to make appointments. Congressman Dan Webster says appointments will be available in the next few days.
Oviedo Mayor Megan Sladek says the city has been offered a grant to plant edible plants in city parks. The city is exploring public safety behind the proposal.