a 5 time Billboard Magazine Award winner, is perhaps best known for her unprecedented success holding the #1 position in the New York radio market as the midday host of New York’s 106.7 FM. She was also the co-creator, writer, producer and host of 'Spotlight On,' a nationally syndicated program that featured in-depth interviews with top recording artists such as Paul McCartney, Elton John, Sting and Celine Dion, to name a few.
Presently, Valerie can be heard on her new daily radio show, Valerie’s New York on WOR.710.com. She is also the voice of numerous commercials and television promos. She has been the “Voice of God” for many prestigious live events including: The Clinton Global Initiative, The New York Emmy Awards, The Tony Preview Concert on CBS, and many more. She writes a weekly nightlife column for TheThreeTomatoes.com and writes a theater column for Examiner.com.
As adjunct professor at the School of Visual Arts, Valerie teaches a course on Internet Radio and Voice-over, coaches talent privately, and produces promo reels and demo tapes for various clients.
An actress and writer, she has appeared in numerous off -Broadway productions and co-wrote a play with music entitled, "Spit it Out!"
Hope you had a wonderful long, luxurious 4th of July weekend. It seems like a lot of people opted to stay close to home this year. I noticed the interesting trend as I navigated some local towns and saw parking spaces, normally vacant during a holiday weekend, conspicuously occupied. Friends were home and invited us over for an amazing meal not once, not twice, but three times for a bar-b-que or two and a late afternoon supper. Each meal was spectacular and it was wonderful spending unhurried time with them.
These are the joys of summer. And staying close to home is also a joy. Think about it. When do you really have the time to saunter down a city street and notice the architecture, the new shops that have opened, or miss the ones that closed?
When do you actually have a shot at having weekend brunch at a place that usually has lines wrapped around the block? When can you finagle the time to take a ride just a half hour away to a farm for fresh produce and home made pie?
No need to leave. It's all right here.
And while you are staying put, how about participating in an empowering event that will no doubt prompt terrific networking as well?
Coming up on Saturday July 16th, the day long Alycia Kaback's NYC Women's Empowerment Summit will take place in lower Manhattan.
Tickets start at $45, with different ticket prices and levels, and attendance is limited to only 100 people, with proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
I will be one of the speakers at this fun and inspirational event. Take a look at the others who will be speaking and maybe you too will choose to stay put next weekend, and come down to this summit.
If you do, please be sure to find me and tell me that you read about it in The Three Tomatoes.