Celebrity Emily Valerio is a reporter and weekend Anchor for WQOW News 18 and has been with the station since October 2011.
Emily lives in Baldwin with her husband Marcus Taplin, who also works in the media world, at Fox Sports North in Minneapolis.
When Emily was asked to participate in this year's dancing with the Eau Claire Stars, she couldn't say no, especially after talking to all of the past contestants at WQOW. All of which, gave rave reviews about their experience. Besides, what girl hasn't seen Dirty Dancing and said, "I wish I could dance like Baby!"? :)
Emily is honored to be a part of an event that raises money for the Eau Claire Children's Theater. She has performed in a number of different plays from grade school through college and believes being on stage is what helped shaped her outgoing personality.
Emily says the experience will all be a success as long as she avoids falling flat on her face come performance night. Even then, the show must go on!
Pro Jared Martin
Choreographer Austin Bresina