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

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Father reacts to second arrest in his son's murder investigation

Two brothers accused of shooting into a car more than 30 times and killing a man inside are now both behind behind bars. Duane Bright Senior, the father of the victim, shares for the first time how his family is coping now that a second suspect is in jail.


Community fixes pothole ridden road in memory of a child's death

A community comes together to fix a street full of pot holes and loose gravel. Residents of Bell Creek Drive in Beaufort said they are also paving this road in memory of an 11-year-old who was hit and killed by a car at a bus stop in 2010.


Emerald Isle lifeguards make six water rescues in two days

One person was rescued from the waters off Emerald Isle Saturday, and was taken to a hospital, according to lifeguards.

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Massive fallen tree causes power outages

A tree taller than a telephone pole fell into a roadway and caused power outages in Kinston Friday morning. The homeowner, Beady Hall, thinks all the recent rainfall finally made the old tree topple.


Kinston Public Safety Department takes on crime

With at least 26 reported shootings since January, the Kinston Public Safety Department Director Bill Johnson tells NewsChannel 12 crime rates are higher than last year. However, he said they're doing what they can to fight back.


Child living with Trisomy 18 receives special surprise

The family of a Martin County girl living with Trisomy 18, a lifelong genetic disorder, received a much needed surprise. Hundreds of bikers rode near Williamston Saturday morning to help raise money for a handicap accessible van to give to Harlie Pilvelis.

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3 charged in fistfight stemming from flashing allegations

Carteret County deputies say a mother hit another woman in the head with a brick. The mother denies using a brick, but said she fought the other woman to defend her teen daughter.


Soccer fans celebrate World Cup final

A total of 32 teams competed in this year’s FIFA World Cup, but there could only be one winner. Germany is the new World Cup winner. We sent NewsChannel 12 crews to a World Cup watch party at Buffalo Wild Wings in New Bern.


Community gangs up on crime

Patrol officers with the Kinston Department of Public Safety were up early Saturday morning with members of the community to clean up gang graffiti.

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Walmart developer files complaint with Town of Swansboro

A developer who wants to build a Walmart Supercenter filed a civil lawsuit against the Town of Swansboro. The developer, Swansboro Investors LLC, filed a complaint against the town on June 30.


Police: 1 hurt in Kinston shooting, gunman at large

Police in Kinston say they are looking for a man who shot another man Wednesday night.

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Woman scammed during Hurricane Arthur

A 72-year-old woman was scammed during Hurricane Arthur.  The Jacksonville woman had her personal information stolen while she was staying at a hotel during the storm.