Award-Winning News Producer Alexa Valiente Dead at 27

Ra'eesah Manack
Apr 09, 2019
02:46 P.M.
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Emmy winning news producer Alexa Valiente succumbed to ongoing health issues on Friday. She was only 27-years-old at the time of her passing. 

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Alexa Valiente worked as an ABC News producer. Last year,  she bagged an Emmy for her network’s coverage of the Las Vegas mass shooting in 2017.

The gorgeous 27-year-old sadly passed away on Friday last week. According to the network, she had been facing health problems for several months before she died.

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“Always a friendly face in the halls, she had an upbeat spirit, a curious and brilliant mind and a real passion to see the world,” said ABC News chief James Goldston. “She will be deeply missed.”

Valiente began her career as an intern. She worked her way up and was even part of the digital show integration team. She also worked on “Nightline,” “20/20” and “Popcorn with Peter Travers.” In 2018, the brilliant producer won an Emmy for her work on the “20/20” story “Las Vegas: Heartbreak and Heroes.”

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“Fierce, funny and adventurous, that girl was a force who could light up a room,” said Katie Nelson, executive producer for ABC News Content.

Her colleagues remember her as a smart and dedicated journalist who lived life to the fullest. Allie Yang, an associate producer said:

“Every Friday afternoon, with just enough people still in the office to enjoy it, Alexa would treat the staff to ‘Flashback Friday’ — a weekly jam session at her desk where she’d play classics from Backstreet Boys, Usher and Britney Spears to sing and dance along to. She was lovingly referred to as ‘DJ Lexi Lex on the Dex.'”

Valiente is survived by her parents, Mante and Connie, her sister, Jessica, and brother, Justin.

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