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Valencia Wicker

Reporter

Valencia spent the last five years at WCIV-TV fulfilling just about every responsibility in the newsroom. She started off as a multi-media journalist and was later promoted to Weekend Anchor/Reporter in 2013. Valencia also produced the 11pm newscasts on Saturday and Sunday evenings.

Valencia has told hundreds of stories on both triumph and tragedy. One of her most impactful stories sparked statewide debate in South Carolina on the need for workers compensation benefits for first responders living with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Valencia was named Reporter of the Year in 2014 by the Radio, Television and Digital News Association of the Carolinas. Her work was also twice nominated for an Emmy Award by the Southeast division of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Valencia founded and served as president for the Lowcountry Association of Black Journalists. She helped to reinstate the organization after a decade-long sabbatical.

Valencia is a proud graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, GA where she studied Vocal Performance. She earned her graduate degree in Broadcast Journalism from Emerson College in Boston, MA, before taking her first gig in the business as a production assistant for Good Morning America in New York City.

Although a Georgia peach at heart, Valencia will anxiously take on the challenge of an Ohio winter. (All recommendations for snow boots and heavy coats are welcome!) She enjoys music, great food, laughter and hugs.