Valerie Pritchett co-anchors abc27 News at 5 and abc27 News at 7. In addition to her anchoring duties, Valerie also reports.
Valerie’s passion for giving children in Pennsylvania a world in which to grow and thrive was sparked by a foster mother she met who had cared for dozens of infants in need. As a result, Valerie created “Val’s Kids.” This special segment shares stories of children looking for adoptive homes through the Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network. “Val’s Kids” airs on abc27 News at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and Sundays at 6 p.m.
Valerie’s production and reporting of Operation Safe Kids, a feature promoting fire safety and the installation of smoke alarms, was instrumental in abc27 winning a Service to Community Award from the National Association of Broadcasters. The award is one of the highest honors a broadcast television station can earn.
Her love of Central Pennsylvania drives Valerie as an active community volunteer, serving as a board member for the Salvation Army Advisory Board, United Way of the Capital Region and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. Valerie’s work for nonprofits includes Harrisburg Police Athletic League, American Cancer Society, Harrisburg Symphony, and she raises puppies for Susquehanna Service Dogs.