Do you ever wonder who those people really are behind those taking heads on the nightly news? Valerie Pritchett and Flora Posteraro of ABC 27 News WHTM- TV in Harrisburg are hardly just talking heads. Both women have been serving the Midstate for several years. “There are interesting people in the Midstate who have great stories to share,” says Pritchett. What does Posteraro like most about her job? “I like meeting people and telling their story. Every day I learn something or experience new and exciting things.”
In addition to her anchoring duties Pritchett is an award winning reporter. A project close to Val’s heart is Val’s Kids. Val’s Kids features children in foster care who, through the Statewide Adoption Network, are looking for permanent homes. Valerie also airs a segment every Friday afternoon called: Safe Kids. This segment relays information about various safety hazards involving children and how to best avoid injury.
Flora is an active enthusiast of the American Cancer Society, the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition and Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Flora is also a Co-Captain for the Caring Place in Lemoyne. The Caring Place helps children who are struggling with a broken heart after a parent or a loved one died.
A community volunteer, Valerie is the honorary co-chair for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, and the honorary chair for Daffodil Days events. She assists The Lupus Foundation of Pennsylvania, The American Literacy Corporation, and many other nonprofit organizations.
“I am an animal lover!” Valerie helps many animal rescue organizations with fund raising. Valerie is also a member of the United Way Women’s Leadership Network. Both women reside in Harrisburg. Flora says that is a wonderful place to raise her son and loves working and living in the Midstate; still be close to her family in Pittsburgh. “My husband and I love living in the Midstate. There’s so much to do from enjoying a meal on Second Street to having fun with my two German Sheppard’s at the dog park,” says Valerie. And speaking of her husband he is a photog at WGAL, ABC 27’s competition. When asked if this causes tension; she said not at all. “We just look it as we are working in the same industry not necessarily whose station has the number one seat.”
Valerie Pritchett and Flora Posteraro can both be seen as anchors on abc27 News Live at Five. Tune in and watch how they are working for you!