Ever since she took her first speech class in middle school and several journalism classes in high school, Valerie Chinn knew she wanted to pursue a career in journalism and later narrowed that down to TV.
She joined WDRB in June of 2001 and currently co-anchors WDRB News @ 11:30. For more than six years, she anchored the weekends. Previously, she worked as a weekend anchor in Duluth, Minnesota; Austin, Minnesota; and Columbia, Missouri.
She's a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism, and is also an active member of the Asian American Journalists Association. She grew up in Beaverton, Oregon.
Her favorite stories include sky diving at 13,500 feet with the U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights and traveling to Ethiopia to cover a local church's mission work. Valerie, her husband, their three children and their long haired Chihuahua love living in Louisville.