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.
Fresh from the fabulous National Association of Professional Womens' (NAPW) conference which took place in May and attracted hundreds of women, (see an earlier article about this event in Valerie's Gallery) , another wonderful opportunity for networking is taking place this month for a much more intimate group.
The 2nd annual Women's Empowerment Summit is happening on Saturday June 23rd honoring 20 women in media, publishing and the financial sector. I am delighted to mention that I am one of the women who will be honored in addition to author and media personality Rita Cosby, international speaker and guru of how to ask for anything Laura Fredricks, Broadway producer Pat Addiss and many others.
This event is a terrific way to hear from industry insiders about their careers, what they have learned through their successes and more importantly,their failures. If you attend, be sure to bring a lot of business cards for networking opportunities.
The event, created by The IT Factor's Alycia Kaback was sold out last year and is on track to do the same this year.
The IT Factor serves to connect new talent and entrepreneurs with professionals in the field of performance, modeling and business. A portion of the proceeds from this year's summit will go to support The Ronald McDonald House.
The 2nd annual Womens' Empowerment Summit will take place at DCTV 87 Lafayette St. in Manhattan from 10AM to 4PM.