Joe Valdez joined the News 12 team as a reporter covering the Ardmore and Ada areas in June of 2019.
Joe is a graduate of Richland College in Dallas and the University of North Texas, where he earned his degree in broadcast journalism with a minor in social sciences.
During his academic endeavors, Joe reported and anchored for ntTV, a 24/7 student-run television station, and was a managing editor of Hatch Visuals, a student-run photography agency for UNT and the Denton community.
It was also at UNT where Joe was a news intern with KXII in 2019 and a sports photography intern with FC Dallas 2018.
He is very excited to call Ardmore his new home! When Joe is not reporting, he enjoys cooking, practicing his photography and watching movies. He is always looking for suggestions for new places to explore in Texoma.
If you have the scoop, let him in the loop! Joe is always interested in hearing from you and the stories you have. Feel free to reach out to him or say hello on Facebook and Twitter, or send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org