Valerie Crowder

Reporter

Valerie studies Newspaper Online Journalism at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.  She began reporting for WAER in 2008.  Two years later, she started helping produce the afternoon state and local newscasts.  Then, her passion for radio led her to report and anchor local news for KBEC 1390-AM in Waxahachie, TX from 2011 – 2012.  After returning to WAER, she jumped right back in as assistant producer and weekend reporter.  Now, she’s primarily interested in multimedia journalism, telling stories through print, photography and audio for the web.  But you can still hear her this fall, as Friday’s host for All Things Considered.  She enjoys the beautiful scenery around Syracuse.  And she loves serving Central New Yorkers! 

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Valerie Crowder, WAER News

Summer school isn’t just for K-12 and university students. 

Valerie Crowder, WAER News

Patrick Richards, “Pat,” couldn’t stop coughing, just as two nurses at Auburn Community Hospital rushed into his room.  An abnormal heartbeat sent the 50-year-old man to ACH’s emergency department Monday afternoon, where he later had a stroke and a heart attack.  He almost died, but two nurses and a respiratory therapist revived him through CPR and electric therapy.

Valerie Crowder, WAER News

The George Zimmerman verdict has sparked a local conversation about disproportionate jury representation, racial disparities in school suspensions and gang-related gun violence.  

Valerie Crowder, WAER News

A colorful family of gay rights supporters celebrated love, openness and equality on Saturday, June 15, along Syracuse’s Inner Harbor .  The CNY Pride Parade and Festival attracted church groups, businesses, community organizations and hundreds of families and individuals. 

About 250 anti-war protestors from across New York and several other states rallied at Hancock Air National Guard base Sunday to protest the military’s use of armed drones.  The demonstrators wore long, black robes, carried fake coffins, and held pictures of innocent victims of drone strikes as they solemnly walked along Thompson Road to the base’s gates.  They tapped drums and chanted “arrest the war criminals.” 

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