Valerie Smaldone is a 5-time Billboard Magazine Award winner and is well known for her unprecedented success holding the #1 on-air position in the New York radio market. She has hosted, produced and created several nationally syndicated programs featuring in-depth interviews with top recording artists such as Paul McCartney, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Elton John and Mariah Carey, among others. Having interviewed hundreds of celebrities, performers and entrepreneurs, she is an accomplished interviewer who is always interested in procuring each individual’s unique story.
Following her successful music radio legacy on WLTW, 106.7, Valerie moved on to spoken word and created, hosted and produced a daily talk show, “Valerie’s New York,” the first originally produced Internet radio show for talk station WOR’s stream, wor710.com.
Currently, Valerie is hosting and producing a nationally syndicated radio program along with fellow broadcaster Leslie Gold titled, “America Weekend” distributed through the Envision Radio Network. Additionally, she is a signature voice on heritage radio station 1010WINS, New York.
In the digital space, she is currently producing a lifestyle and entertainment podcast titled, "Valerie's New Jersey" on MY9NJ.com. She writes a weekly lifestyle and entertainment column for The Three Tomatoes, and is a theatre reviewer for Examiner.com.
Recently, Valerie produced and hosted a podcast series on Broadway celebrities for the lifestyle platform, Archetype.com.
A well-known voice-over artist, Valerie can currently be heard narrating the program “Fatal Encounters” on Investigation Discovery Channel. She has recorded commercials for clients like IBM, Verizon, Publix Supermarkets, and Minute Maid as well as television promos for NBC Dateline, NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, The CBS Morning Show, Lifetime, Cinemax, Oxygen and many others. Valerie was the announcer for The Boomer Esiason Show on MSG for 4 seasons.
She has been the “Voice of God” for numerous prestigious live events including: The Kennedy Center, The Clinton Global Initiative, The New York Emmy Awards, The Tony Preview Concert on CBS, The Drama Desk Awards, Broadway on Broadway in Times Square, Broadway Under the Stars in Central Park, The GLAAD Media Awards, The Point Foundation, and many more.
On television, Valerie is a host and interviewer for PBS. She has been a special reporter for ABC and NBC for the Columbus Day Parade.
As an actress, Valerie played an attorney in “Blue Bloods” on CBS, has been a recurring character in the Fox Television series, "The Following," and on stage starred in comedies “The Guido Monologues,” and “What Are Ya Nuts?” Other notable roles include Kara Angelo, a character she created in the play she co-wrote, entitled “Spit it Out!” She has performed in several acclaimed Off-Broadway plays: “Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell” at the Minetta Lane Theatre, “Naked in a Fishbowl” at the Soho Playhouse, “Broadway’s Next Hit Musical” at The Triad, and “Girl Talk:The Musical” at the Midtown Theatre, has participated in several readings featuring celebrities like Mario Cantone, Ralph Macchio and Ally Sheedy, and was an onstage celebrity guest in the Broadway hit, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”
Calling on her music background, Valerie hosts and produces a “Legends of Music” series at 92Y, interviewing music superstars (like Cyndi Lauper, Michael Bolton and Gloria Gaynor) in front of a live audience. At 92Y she also interviews authors.
Valerie is an adjunct instructor at the School of Visual Arts where she teaches courses in media and voice over acting, and is also a private talent coach and media consultant. She is a sought after speaker, interviewer, host and emcee as well as a corporate presenter.