Valerie Bonk started working at WTOP in 2016 and has lived in Howard County, Maryland, her entire life.
She is a freelance writer and editor with experience as both a television and radio reporter in the Maryland and D.C. areas. She received her Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland and her Master’s degree in journalism from Georgetown University in 2014. She is currently in law school.
She spends her spare time teaching competitive ballet and relaxing with her family and three dogs.