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 and Noon. 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 has won numerous awards including a regional Edward R. Murrow Award and an Emmy Award. She is a West Coast native and grew up in Beaverton, Oregon.
She currently serves on the Northeast Y Board. 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.