Valerie Hurst


Valerie Hurst
Valerie Hurst
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

Home 'Truth session' photography 'Truth session' photography (Video)
We all know what family photo shoots can be like – you have to look perfect, sit still, and hope the kids behave. Well, Portland photographer, Ashley Perlberg, is doing something different with her lens. And it's catching on.
Life & Style Fun, new attractions at the Rose Festival Fun, new attractions at the Rose Festival (Video)
PORTLAND, Ore. -- A Vancouver teen took the Rose Festival theme to a whole new level this year, turning roses into a snack.

It's just one of the new things you can experience at the fair this weekend.
Politics Your Beaverton school bond questions answered Your Beaverton school bond questions answered (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Beaverton School District leaders say bond measure 34-219 on your May ballot is critical to kids' education across the district. But some of you want to know how the bond's different from the levy you just passed last year. We took your concerns and questions to the district.
Family Matters Body after baby Body after baby (Video)
Going from baby to better body starts while you're pregnant. Deb Best at Providence St. Vincent Hospital shows Valerie Hurst, who is five months pregnant, how to work around that growing belly – comfortably.