Valerie Osier is a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from the Cal State Long Beach journalism program in 2017, and started to work as a freelancer for the Long Beach Press Telegram. Valerie covered the Palos Verdes Peninsula for the Daily Breeze, and came onboard with the Long Beach Post in 2018 to cover crime and breaking news. She transitioned to audience work in 2021 to become the Social Media & Newsletter Manager. She loves telling people’s stories, getting out of her comfort zone and experimenting with different ways to tell those stories and engage the community. Val lives in Long Beach with her husband and two cats. She’s attempting to become a runner, but we’ll see how that goes. She also loves reading and paddleboarding.