Ava Van Valen joined the WTXL news team in September 2018 anchoring the 5PM and 6PM newscasts.
AVA comes to Tallahassee from Wichita Falls, Texas where she anchored the morning news for KAUZ, waking up Texoma viewers with breaking news stories from Texas, Oklahoma and across the world.
Ava's journalism career has taken her from New York to London and back to the United States. She’s worked for Charlie Rose and News 12 in New York - and Bloomberg News in the London Bureau.
A passionate journalist, there is nothing more important to Ava then getting to know the local people and reporting on things that help and are of interest to them - community stories. Ava is also thrilled to be in Tallahassee and closer to her family in Palm Beach.
In her spare time Ava likes to spend it outdoors, exercising, exploring new places, and all of the wonderful restaurants Tallahassee has to offer. Ava is also an animal rights activist who is always willing to help local shelters and raise awareness of the importance of spaying and neutering pets and the rewards of adopting animals in need.
When you have a moment Say hello to Ava and tell her about what’s going on in your community. You can reach her on Facebook, Twitter and email!
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