Jennifer Valoppi

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Jennifer Valoppi is an award-winning journalist[citation needed] who has been recognized four times on the floor of the United States Congress,[citation needed] and is a 2006 recipient of Florida Governor Jeb Bush's Points of Light Award.[citation needed]

Early life

Raised in Allen Park, Michigan, Valoppi graduated with a B.A. in psychology from Oakland University, Michigan.

Television journalist

Valoppi began her career as a weathercaster and science editor for WEYI, the CBS affiliate in Flint, Michigan,[citation needed] in 1981 and was immediately named "Best Weathercaster".[citation needed]

From 1981 to 1984, Valoppi was an anchor and investigative reporter for NBC affiliate WPTV in West Palm Beach, where she won the United Press International's Award for "Best Investigative Work," for the series "A Shot In The Dark," in which she helped free a man facing the electric chair.[citation needed]

From 1994 to 2005, Valoppi was a lead anchor a WTVJ in Miami. She was then news anchor at New York's WWOR-TV[1] for 7 years.

Valoppi created and produced for WWOR two series of Money, Power and Influence, I and II, which was nominated for "Best New Syndicated Program,"[citation needed] and won two New York Emmy Awards for "Best On-Air Talent" and "Best Entertainment Special."[citation needed]

Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program

Valoppi is founder and president of the Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program. Valoppi is currently directing its national expansion with the help of a grant of $3 million from the John S. & James L. Knight Foundation.[2]

Personal life

Valoppi is married to Christian De Berdouare, the owner of Chicken Kitchen, and the couple are currently redeveloping the former Miami water front house of drugs baron Pablo Escabar.[3]

Filmography

  • Up Close and Personal (1996) (Actor) [4]
  • Mall of America (1993) (Actor) [5]
  • One on One with John Tesh (Actor) [6]
  • Kennedy Assassinations: Coincidence or Conspiracy (1992) (Other)[7]

Awards and honors

  • City of Miami Commission on the Status of Women 2004 Honorees [8]
  • Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart Honor Ms. Jennifer Valoppi on CapitolWords by the Sunlight Foundation[9]
  • Finalist Diane Von Furstenberg's Most Iconic Women [10]

References

  1. ^ Michals, Bob (25 July 1985). "Jennifer Valoppi to start spreading the news in New York". The Palm Beach Post. p. B16. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  2. ^ "John S. and James L. Knight Foundation".
  3. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-35363448
  4. ^ "New York Times". New York Times.
  5. ^ "New York Times". New York Times.
  6. ^ "New York Times". New York Times.
  7. ^ "New York Times". New York Times.
  8. ^ "City of Miami". City of Miami.
  9. ^ "Capitolwords".
  10. ^ "Sisterly Solidarity". Vogue.

External links

  • Radio interview with Jennifer Valoppi WSLR by Doug Miles
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