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
Police: Student brought loaded gun onto campus of Orlando high school
A student at Jones High School has been charged with possession of a weapon/firearm on school property and possession of a concealed weapon