Alexa Valiente, an ABC news producer for six years, died on April 5, 2019. For the past few months, she had multiple health issues. Valiente was 27 years old.
Valente started her career in broadcasting as an intern on the digital show integration team. She worked on multiple shows on the ABC network in the news department including “20/20,” “Nightline,” and “Popcorn with Peter Travers.”
The news of Valiente’s death came to a shock and surprise to all those who worked with her in the newsroom and around the station.
Valiente was remembered as the co-worker who always asked how somebody was, before saying anything about herself.
Katie Nelson, executive producer for ABC News Content said Valiente was “Funny, fierce, and adventurous. She was a force of nature, and whenever she entered a room, she lit it up.”
In 2018 Valiente won an Emmy for the story “Las Vegas: Heartbreak and Heroes,” on “20/20.”
Valiente was a Seton Hall University graduate earning a degree in international relations and diplomacy.
This month, Valiente was scheduled to begin participating in the executive leadership program in the Asian American Association. She also participated in the ABC News leadership program.
Her parents, Connie and Mante, survive her as well as Justin, her brother, and sister Jessica.
Written by Barbara Sobel
ABC News: ABC News producer Alexa Valiente passes away at 27
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