Val grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (yep – she’s a Steelers fan, but she’s warmed up to the Vikings) and graduated from Point Park University in 2012. She’s been part of CBS Radio in Pittsburgh, Studstill Media in Illinois and now calls the Med City home! She and her husband, Will, enjoy Rochester’s craft beers and wine, hiking, and city/country balance. She also has a cat named Pantera – an adorable, long-haired black cat with green eyes! If you want to talk cats (or any animal really), hiking, movies, concerts, or pizza, Val is your girl!
Minnesota’s ‘Most Venomous’ Snake Found In Southeast Minnesota
Given the terrain, you probably wouldn't expect this type of snake to be in our area - but they are.
Opinion: Does Rochester Hate Original Bands?
Call me crazy, but I've noticed something that almost every band in Rochester has in common.
These 31 Restaurants In Rochester Allow Dogs
If you're a pet lover and can't stand leaving Fido at home, Rochester is actually the city for you!
Opinion: Rochester Is Lucky To Have Fantastic Mental Health Care
For a lot of problems, the first step to solving them is admitting there is one.
New Rochester Resident Brings Puerto Rican Energy To Art
I think we can all admit that Rochester is a multi-cultural city. To me, that's one the best things about it.
Should Dogs Be Allowed To Dine In Rochester Restaurants?
It's a tough question, and it's one with few easy answers.
Rochester Business Provides Alcoholic Tax Day ‘Relief’
Whether you owe or you're getting a refund, Tax Day can kinda suck for all of us.
Rochester Robins Hate The Snow As Much As You Do
One of the most iconic representations of spring is just as confused by the weather as you are.
Review: Snowy Weekend Doesn’t Stop Rochester Rock Show
If someone were to ask me, "Val - what's your favorite local band in Rochester?" I'd have a hard time picking between the three who played an incredible show on Friday night.
A Friday The 13th Open Letter: Don’t Be Afraid Of Black Cats
As a proud owner of an adorable green-eyed black cat, I hate to see her judged purely because of the color of her fur.