Valerie Bonk

Valerie Bonk

Digital Editor

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. 

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What local politicians are saying about the government shutdown

The partial federal shutdown has ripple effects nationally as the Senate adjourned on Saturday with no resolution and no full session until Thursday. Here’s what local politicians are saying about the shutdown and what it means for those of us in the D.C. area.

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