Juliana Valencia

POSTED: 10:34 AM Aug 05 2013   UPDATED: 4:43 PM May 26 2014

Being a Nashville, Tenn., native, Juliana Valencia is thrilled to move next door to North Carolina. She joined the news team in July 2013 as a multimedia reporter.

Juliana's passion for T.V. began in elementary school, when she and her best friend worked a camera and read the morning announcements on air. Since then, she has loved everything media-related. From computers to cameras, you can come to her with any tech questions.

After spending four years in Florida, Juliana is excited to be near the coast again. She graduated from the University of Florida in May 2013 and has a B.S. in telecommunications specializing in news broadcasting. Juliana also has a minor in business administration.

During her time at school, Juliana worked for WUFT-TV and WUFT-FM, where she anchored and reported. She also has experience in the sports department. At WCJB-TV 20, she helped cover Gator games and local high school football.

Juliana feels so blessed to be a part of NewsChannel 12 and reaching her goal of becoming a reporter. In her free time, she enjoys swimming competitively, cheering on the Gators all the way from North Carolina, and hanging out with her Shih Tzu, Wilson.

She will be bringing you news mainly from the Carteret and Pamlico County areas. If you'd like to share your story, Juliana would love to hear from you. Email her or feel free to say hello if you see her around town.


Email: jvalencia@wcti12.com

Juliana's Most Recent Stories


KDPS gets increased gang unit and more police officers

The Kinston Department of Public Safety gets the green light to increase staff for a successful unit. Kinston Police Chief Bill Johnson said city council unanimously gave the go-ahead for a larger gang unit and more police officers.


City officials discuss rise in gun-related crime in Kinston

Three people are shot at a night club over the weekend making it the 30th time someone's been shot in Kinston this year, according to records.


Deputies: Several reports of phone scams in Pitt County

The Pitt County Sheriff's Office is warning people about the Greendot Verification Card Scam.


Sinkhole takes up entire length of home

Neighbors of Foxtrace in Hubert say they have a sinkhole problem. Neighbors say one sinkhole is getting so big they're concerned it may pull in nearby houses.


Police identify man killed in Kinston shooting

Police have released the name of a man shot and killed in Kinston Friday morning.  A school bus driver who passed the scene called 911, and a nearby school went on lockdown.


Police: 26th person shot in Kinston this year

Police are searching for whoever shot a man in Kinston Tuesday night. In addition, several homes were hit by gunfire. The Kinston Public Safety Department said this is the 26th person to be shot this year.

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Deputies: New Bern man murdered in South Carolina

Donald Travis Harper Junior, 33, was killed in Greer, South Carolina Friday, according to Spartanburg County Deputies. His wife, Nicole Harper, said it happened right in front of her.

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Neighbors react to herion arrest

Three suspects have been arrested by the Greenville Regional Drug Task Force after a two-month-long investigation. Two are charged with trafficking heroin.


Cyclists reminded to stay safe during MS Bike Ride this weekend

It's been one year since a woman died as result of injuries from being hit by a car during a charity bicycle ride. This weekend, extra precautions are being taken to ensure the safety of thousands of cyclists riding in the 26th annual Multiple Sclerosis Historic Bike Ride.


Teen murder mystery marks 24 years

It's been 24 years to the day since a teen was murdered near Cedar Grove Cemetery in New Bern. Detectives said 16-year-old Curry Spivey's death remains a mystery.


Kinston "Riverwalk Project" receives more funding

The Kinston Riverfront Greenway Steering Committee met Wednesday morning. They talked about starting construction on phase one of the trail by next May.

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Officials weigh in on drinking apps

Smart phone app stores have several apps available that say they can track your alcohol content. NewsChannel 12’s Juliana Valencia took a closer look at the app, “Can I drive yet?” and talked to officials on whether or not using it is a good idea.