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


Busy road in Craven County is getting some relief

An area in Craven County known for busy traffic and accidents is getting help. The state included a section of Highway 70 in James City in their funding for large scale projects.


Kinston restaurant on national television

A restaurant focusing on Eastern Carolina recipes and local ingredients is making the big leagues. Chef & The Farmer's national show, "A Chef's Life" had its second season premiere on PBS Sunday night.


NC Seafood Festival impacts community, organizers said

With about 200,000 people in one weekend, the largest festival in Eastern North Carolina ended Sunday night, organizers said.  Organizers say it looks like more people attended this year than last.


Parking meters rake in thousands of dollars for town

Parking meters in downtown Beaufort made more than $70,000 over this past summer, according to town officials. It’s the first time the town’s implemented paid parking along Front Street.


From the water to your plate

When NewsChannel 12 asked people what came to mind when they thought of seafood most people said shrimp. So, NewsChannel 12’s Juliana Valencia went on a shrimp boat to find out how this fan favorite makes it from the water to your plate.


Breast cancer survivor uses coupons to stay positive

A breast cancer survivor shares her story of being diagnosed at a young age. Iris Burney of Trenton said doctors told her cancer developed in her breasts when she was 19.

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Update: Robersonville police officer in ICU

Robersonville Police said 22-year-old Aaron Carmichael is in the ICU of a Martin County hospital as of Sunday night. Officer Carmichael crashed into a tree on his way to help another officer Friday night, according to police.


Funeral held for Carteret County Woman killed in shooting

A funeral service was held Saturday for a Carteret County woman who detectives say was the victim of a fatal domestic dispute. The funeral was held for 45-year-old Valerie Dawn Piner Yeomans at Smyrna Pentecostal Holiness Church on U.S. 70.


Downtown Kinston working towards a new look

A city is working to change its reputation and improve its downtown area. Downtown Kinston is building new shops and restoring historic buildings.

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Bond denied for man accused of killing 2, including estranged wife

A judge denied bond Wednesday morning for a man accused of killing his estranged wife and her boyfriend in Carteret County.


Troopers identify woman killed in Pamlico County crash

The Highway Patrol has released the name of a woman killed in a wreck in Pamlico County Tuesday morning. Neighbors said speeding is a big issue on Highway 306 in Grantsboro.


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.