Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:54 PM EDT2013-05-22 16:54:10 GMT
(RNN) - Yesterday Steve Wilhite, the creator of the popular file format GIF, or Graphics Interchange Format, dropped a bombshell about the ubiquitous internet mainstay and put an end to more than a decadeMore >>
Wilhite was honored with a lifetime achievement award at The Webby Awards and spoke out about the pronunciation of the popular file format. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:52 PM EDT2013-05-22 16:52:10 GMT
(RNN) – Of the 24 killed in the EF-5 tornado that decimated Moore, OK, 10 are children - two of which are infants according to a release by the Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office. All the childrenMore >>
Ten children, which includes two infants, were killed by the EF-5 tornado in Moore, OK, according to the Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office.More >>
A House committee taking Congress' latest look at the Internal Revenue Service's mistreatment of tea party groups will apparently have to do so without input from the star witness.More >>
The Internal Revenue Service official at the center of the storm over the agency's targeting of conservative groups told Congress on Wednesday that she had done nothing wrong in the episode, and then invoked her...More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:34 PM EDT2013-05-22 16:34:39 GMT
ORLANDO, FL (RNN) – A man with possible ties to a Boston Marathon bombing suspect was shot and killed after the FBI interviewed him early Wednesday. The FBI confirmed a special agent fatally shot a manMore >>
A news release from the FBI Boston division stated the shooting took place early Wednesday when Ibragim Todashev, the shooting victim, started a "violent confrontation."More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-22 16:24:31 GMT
WSFA 12 News is taking action to try and help the people of Oklahoma following the violent weather. We are teaming up with the American Red Cross tomorrow for a phone bank. The hours will be from 11amMore >>
Help your tornado struck neighbors in Oklahoma. Donate to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Our on the air phone bank is happening now. More >>
Valorie Lawson co-anchors the 6 and 10 pm news at WSFA 12. The veteran journalist has more than 20 years experience in television and radio broadcasting.
Valorie is a graduate of Alabama A&M University. Although she was born in Demopolis, Alabama, she considers Huntsville, Alabama, home. Her family moved to the Rocket City when she was six years old. That is where she grew up with her brother, two sisters and a nephew. Valorie began her career in broadcasting in Huntsville in radio as a reporter/anchor. She spent a year at WEUP-FM and two years at WAHR-FM.
Her career in radio later led to a shot in television news when she auditioned at WHNT-TV in Huntsville. She was hired as a reporter and after only a few short years in that position she was promoted to anchor of the 5:00 pm newscast. From Huntsville it was on to Birmingham and WBMG-TV as the 5:00 pm anchor. After that she headed to WREG-TV in Memphis, Tennessee, as the weekend morning anchor. But, Valorie's heart was in Alabama so she returned to Birmingham to become the weekend anchor at Alabama's ABC 33/40. After seven years, she announced she was leaving the Magic City for the state's capital city and WSFA 12. While in Birmingham, Valorie was recognized by Mayor Bernard Kincaid and the Birmingham City Council for her work covering city politics. Valorie has also been recognized by the National Association of Black Journalist for stories on Alabama's Blackbelt and Alabama's Civil Rights Foot Soldiers.
In her spare time, Valorie enjoys speaking to civic groups, serving on various boards and spending time with her husband Corey and stepson C.J. Valorie wants to know how she and WSFA 12 can better serve the viewers of central Alabama. Please feel free to contact her with story tips and information by e mailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org .