Valerie Hurst

Reporter

Valerie Hurst
Valerie Hurst
Reporter
Valerie Hurst joined KATU News in August 2008. She didn’t have to go far, coming from KIMA-TV in beautiful Yakima Valley, Washington where she was a reporter and evening anchor. She previously worked for Cable News 2 in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Valerie has earned local and regional awards during her career, including an Emmy nomination in 2009. Some of her most memorable career moments are reporting for Good Morning America from the Oregon coast during the Tsunami scare of 2010 and reporting for CNN during the big winter storm of 2008.

Valerie grew up in the Boston area and graduated from the College of Communication at Boston University. Though a part of her may always be a “city girl”, she loves the beauty of the great outdoors here in the Northwest.

She lives in Portland with her husband William and their daughter Olivia.

Recent stories by Valerie Hurst

Local Disabled woman's stolen wheelchair ramp rebuilt by KATU viewer Disabled woman's stolen wheelchair ramp rebuilt by KATU viewer(Video)
A happy update to a story we brought you first here on KATU last week. A Northeast Portland woman's wheelchair ramp was stolen right from under her front door. But a local contractor saw that story, and Norma Cakebread has her freedom back.
Trouble finding a doctor? Trouble finding a doctor?(Video)
You may have experienced this yourself trying to find a doctor - we have a shortage of health care providers in our area. We talked to Oregon Health and Sciences University about what's being done to get us help when we're sick.
Local Hillsboro School Board approves boundary changes Hillsboro School Board approves boundary changes
The Hillsboro School Board on Tuesday approved a plan that will move more than 300 elementary school students to new schools next year.
Local Search for a NE Portland flasher frustrating Search for a NE Portland flasher frustrating(Video)
Police say a man exposed himself to three 11 year olds Thursday near Beaumont Middle School. Just the latest in a string of about a dozen reports over two months. Parents and teachers are coaching kids about what to do if they see him.
Local Sleds are popular purchases on snow days Sleds are popular purchases on snow days(Video)
The forecast says we have two good days of snow left to sled with the kids. But if you're still on the hunt for a sled... you may be out of luck. Some stores are already sold out.