Valorie Lawson

Valorie Lawson

Anchor

Montgomery, AL

Valorie Lawson co-anchors the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. news. 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.


Recent Articles by Valorie

  Families of the Year: Harman family

  Families of the Year: The Johnson Family

  Families of the Year: Durham Family

  Families of the Year: Ashley Bell and Jaxson Jordan

  First African-American hired at MetLife recalls his first day on the job

  Student, school safety top priorities for Ala. state schools

  Local foundation teaches Clotilda history

Myron Penn won’t run for chair of state Democratic Party

  Families of the Year: The Allens

  Families of the Year: The Jimmersons

  Families of the Year: The Treloars

  Families of the Year: The Borders

  Family Guidance Center of Alabama celebrates 30th anniversary of Families of the Year

  Notes on historic Montgomery bombing coming home

Familiar names on GOP ballot for state Supreme Court Chief Justice

Woman hired by MLK as church organist continues 60+ years on

Attic discovery tells different side of Montgomery Bus Boycott story

Families of the Year: Mission to serve

A family of winners

Teaching others about autism

Families of the Year: Mission to serve others

How Post-it notes helped one family through a crisis

Montgomery County Sheriff's Department to fight bullying in schools

New ASF director begins new era

Lynching victims honored with historical marker in Lowndes County

Float your Boat Race and Festival coming to Montgomery

Montgomery Biscuits' Big Mo going over the edge

Director of Central Alabama VA addresses veterans at town hall

Montgomery Hyundai plant celebrates 5 millionth engine built

Corruption behind the wall at AL prisons