Valonda Calloway is a native of Onslow County, North Carolina. She graduated with cum laude honors from Winston-Salem State University.
She began her career in media as a writer and reporter at the Voice of America radio in Washington, DC. Valonda returned to North Carolina as a news reporter and anchor for WNCT, Channel 9 in Greenville. She was part of the team that won numerous awards, including the prestigious Edward R. Murrow for continuous coverage during Hurricane Floyd.
Valonda arrived in Raleigh in 2001 as a reporter for WRAL TV, where she also anchored the morning and noon news.
Valonda is a member of a number of public service organizations, including the Raleigh Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the Wake County Chapter of the Winston-Salem State University Alumni Association.
Whether mentoring middle school girls, serving as a volunteer cheerleading coach or participating in fundraisers, Valonda embraces the verse, "To whom much is given, much is required."
A dancer and cheerleader since her early years, Valonda cheered in college and professionally for the Washington Redskins.
Valonda lives in Raleigh with her husband and daughter.
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