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


KPSD Gang Unit wins award for combating crime

The Kinston Public Safety Department's Gang Unit is being honored for its crime-fighting efforts by the state as “Gang Unit of the Year”. The department's gang unit has made at least 163 arrests and seized 19 guns since it grew from two to six people in July.


New Bern Housing Authority dodges legal action, for now

Evergreen developers aren't happy with delays in the Craven Terrace project. They gave the New Bern Housing Authority until September fifth to approve the project or face legal action.


North Carolina ranks in the top 10 for boat thefts

The National Insurance Crime Bureau recently ranked North Carolina as 6th in the nation for boat thefts with 184 thefts last year. The NICB reports that an average of 15 watercraft's are stolen a day in the United States.

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Tow truck drivers pushing for ‘Move Over’ law awareness

A group of tow truck operators in Onslow County are concerned about their safety while working. They said more drivers need to be conscious of the ‘Move Over’ law. 


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Residents concerned about renovations

Saturday hundreds of people gathered at Big Field in Craven Terrace for Vision Forward's 10th annual Information Awareness Forum and Fun Day. NewsChannel 12 stopped by to talk to residents about the future of Craven Terrace including a plan to renovate the decades old apartments.


Flooding shuts down major highway

Parts of Eastern Carolina can expect much more rain possibly into the weekend. Morehead City and other parts of Carteret County had flooding from Thursday's storms that caused part of Highway 70 to shut down. Newschannel 12 reached out to the Department of Transportation about the recent flooding.

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Flying planes to feel free

A group of strangers now call themselves a brotherhood after bonding over planes. Every Friday evening, the crew gathers in a field near South Central High School in Pitt County to fly radio-controlled planes.

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ECU student & Camp Lejeune Marine win 'Operation Marry Me Military'

A local couple is getting the wedding of their dreams. Jonai Lloyd and Waggter Paul won "Operation Marry Me Military" over the weekend.

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Fire Officials: Grandmother found dead inside home during house fire

A 62-year-old woman is found dead during an early morning home fire.  Neighbors say that woman is, Mildred Hawkins Heath, a grandmother and an age old friend of the area.


Mother saves son's best friend from rip current

A mother rescues her son's best friend from a rip current in Onslow County. The rescuer, Ashley Drummond said the 3-year-old is in the critical care unit at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.


AAA: Pitt County holds highest risk for collisions

The county that puts you at the highest risk to be involved in a traffic accident in North Carolina is Pitt County. AAA released an annual report that puts Pitt County is in the number one spot for the sixth year in a row.

Police: All sweepstakes cafés in Greenville must close

Police announced Thursday afternoon that all sweepstakes cafés in Greenville will have to close.