Kara Valentine is a news producer at KTVB and part of TEGNA's Producer-in-Residence program. She joined the KTVB news team in June of 2022, and produces content for both broadcast and digital platforms.
Kara was born and raised in Texas, but says she wanted to "move north to the mountains," as she "never acclimated to the Texas heat!"
Never having been to Idaho, Kara blindly moved across the country just to be a part of the KTVB NewsChannel 7 team. It didn't take long for Kara to call the Gem State her Ida-home.
Kara has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Texas State University.
Before returning to university to obtain her BS degree, Kara worked in the service industry, eventually becoming the Director of Marketing for a handful of homegrown establishments in Texas. While attending Texas State, Kara concurrently worked as a pre-school teacher, a role she says she holds very dear to her heart.
Kara hopes to serve her new community with the utmost respect, transparency and authenticity. She now considers Boise home and has grown quite fond of the people of Idaho.
In addition to producing the news, Kara enjoys traveling, The Twilight Zone, the oxford comma, and is an avid writer. She loves spending quality time with her dog, Remi, as well as hiking, solving newspaper puzzles and of course...consuming the news.
You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org