Valerie Garner is owner, editor and publisher of the Roanoke Free Press.
She began as a freelance writer and now News Editor for the local weekly newspaper The Roanoke Star.com covering city hall, schools and other local events. She also includes state political issues that relate to the Southwest Virginia localities.
She has a knack for scoops and uncovering little-known side stories that fill the gap between “just the facts” with “beneath the surface” angles that tell the complete story. A little comedy never hurts and neither does a little reasoned observational opinion.
She makes her home in Roanoke City and is a retired information technology professional. As an advocate for open government she is a member of the VCOG (Virginia Coalition for Open Government).
Supporting her neighborhood as President of her neighborhood association.
You can find her on facebook and on twitter (ValerieInRke). You can also contact her through email at Valerie@RoanokeFreePress.com.