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 narrating "Fatal Encounters", the new hit series on Investigation Discovery. Her "Valerie's New York" podcasts featuring interesting personalities can be accessed on her page on www.wor710,com and on
I-Tunes. She is also the voice of numerous commercials and television promos and 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. She has been published in the industry publication, Radio Ink.
As adjunct professor at the School of Visual Arts, Valerie teaches a course on How to be a Media Personalityand Voice-over, and also coaches talent privately,.
An actress and writer, she has appeared in numerous off -Broadway productions and co-wrote a play with music entitled, "Spit it Out!" She has been featured in
"Girl Talk: The Musical", "Naked in a Fishbowl" and "The Guido Monologues."
Valerie is a sought after host, emcee, celebrity interviewer and speaker.
You have to give Colin Quinn credit. He crafted a one many show centered around the Constitution. Thus, the title of the show, "Colin Quinn, Unconstitutional."
Here's a one paragraph press release explanation of this show. It pretty much sums up the content:
"On May 25th, 1787, fifty-five delegates in wigs and tights sat down to create a country from scratch. In 2013, Colin Quinn offers his unique comedic perspective on our national character. From predator drones to the Kardashians, he pulls no punches in asking if this is what the founding fathers planned."
In this 70 minute comedy, Colin explains that so many of us quote the Constitution when talking about "knowing our rights," without, most likely, ever having read it.
Good point, Colin. He also sets up what our forefathers were doing when the Constitution was crafted. Great observations and pretty funny stuff.
Now, if you've never seen Colin do a comedy act, let me explain.
His delivery itself is quite comical. He is all Brooklyn, doesn't finish sentences, and interrupts himself. Sometimes, you kind of have to fill in the blanks, other times, you just laugh at his very unique style.
Directed by Rebecca A. Trent, Colin performs in a really cool space at The Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street) in the Village.
Colin Quinn, Unconstitutional is a fun show with some great observations, all delivered in that Colin Quinn speak that makes for laughter itself.