Valorie Lawson

Valorie Lawson


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

Montgomery’s first African American veterinarian dies at 80

  Some Black Alabamians apprehensive about COVID-19 vaccine

  Alabama History: Re-examined Part 4

  Historic church’s first family wins Families of the Year Award

  Alabama History: Re-examined Part 3

  Parents with 3 adopted, 2 foster kids win Families of the Year Award

  Father-daughter duo wins Families of the Year Award

  Alabama History: Re-examined Part 2

  Alabama History: Re-examined

  MPS transportation employees concerned about safety following quarantine

  $250M in deferred projects top Montgomery Public Schools’ wish list of updates

  MPS focused on public trust with new financial procedures

  Longtime Ala. DNC delegate reflects on traditional vs. virtual convention

  Grieving mother seeks answers in son’s death

  Montgomery mayor supports Harris’ VP candidacy

  CARES Act gives Lowndes County students means to start year virtually

  Longtime Civil Rights Attorney Fred Gray remembers former client, friend John Lewis

  Lawmaker makes appeal for governor to do more for rural school systems to safely open

  District attorney shares impact of meeting civil rights giant John Lewis

  2 women who marched on Bloody Sunday remember John Lewis

  AEA concerned for employees with reopening schools

  How to address the tough topic of racism with your children

  Montgomery company donates $100,000 for COVID-19 research

  Elmore County woman shares story after taking husband to hospital for COVID-19

Couple killed in Deatsville house fire identified

  Family wants answers to Montgomery cold case

  How to get students motivated for the rest of the school year

  Explore your why: Expert gives tips for staying motivated to lose weight

  Families of the Year: Harman family

  Families of the Year: The Johnson Family