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Valerie Alker

Valerie Alker hosts All Things Considered. She has been a Reporter/Producer and program host at WGCU since 1991. She reports on general news topics in Southwest Florida and has also produced documentaries for WGCU-TV’s former monthly environmental documentary programs In Focus on the Environment and Earth Edition. Valerie also helps supervise WGCU news interns and contributes to NPR programs.

Prior to joining WGCU, she worked at WUSF Public Radio in Tampa, WMNF Community Radio in Tampa and at WPAS Radio in Zephyrhills.

Her work has been honored by the Society of the Professional Journalists, the Radio Television Digital News Association, Public Radio News Directors, Inc., the Florida Associated Press, the American Heart Association and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. 

Valerie’s interests included canoeing, reading, cooking, photography, gardening and swimming.  

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