Valerie Bauerlein Biography

Valerie Bauerlein (Aka, Valerie Lynn Bauerlein) has been a “Wall Street Journal” since 2005. She writes about small towns in America and Southern politics, economics, and culture. She was the main or one of the journalists covering the South Carolina presidential primaries in 2008, 2012, and 2016 since the time she joined Wall Street Journal. Valerie has covered various natural disasters, including Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast, and man-made disasters, including the mass slayings at Emanuel Church in Charleston.

Many of her write-ups have been featured by Nascar, mountain men, roller coasters, Waffle House, and beauty pageants. She has also covered tremendous news about companies like Coke, Pepsi, and the beverage and snack industry for the Journal. She has made news and covered various outlets in almost every sector, including Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Wachovia, and other regional banks.

Early Life

Valerie Bauerlein was born in the 1970s and currently living in her 50s. She is the proud daughter of proud parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Sutter Bauerlein of Wilmington. Her maternal and paternal grandparent’s name is Mrs. Walter Raleigh Hunnicutt Jr., the late Mr. Hunnicutt of Raleigh, and the late Mr. and Mrs. George Bauerlein of Talladega, Ala. She went to Swarthmore College in 1992 and completed her education in the French language, studying the culture program in Grenoble, France. She is a B.A. scholar student from Duke University and had her studies in English and French languages.

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Valerie Bauerlein Career

Valerie began her career by teaching at Japan Exchange and Teaching Program(me) (JET), based in Japan. At that time, she was responsible for teaching English at a vocational high school and an agricultural high school in rural Japan. She has also received a prize for proficiency in kyudo, Japanese archery, and her commendable efforts in the field. She worked as a teacher from Jul 1993 – Jul 1994.

In November 1994, she held a reporter position at “The Shelby Star” and extended her work profile until February 1996. At that time, she was responsible for writing two stories daily for the afternoon newspaper in Cleveland County. From March 1996 to September 1997, she was a Scripps Treasure Coast newspaper reporter. Later, she became the staff writer for Winston-Salem Journal and held the same position for almost three years, from 1997 to 2000.

From 2000 to 2004, she worked for The State as a State House Reporter. For her commendable hard work and efforts for the work, she won state press awards and the newspaper’s highest honor for excellence in writing, called the Ambrose E. Gonzales Award. For the next year, she worked as a correspondent for The News & Observer. During that time, she covered the 2004 presidential and U.S. Senate races.

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Rise to Fame

Since June 2005, she has been working as the National Reporter for The Wall Street Journal as a full-time employee. During that time, she covered various industries from the news point of view. Those industries included healthcare and ground-level mishaps (On-the-ground coverage of disasters, the COVID-19 Pandemic, Hurricanes Harvey and Florence, and mass shooting by Walter Scott), political coverage, beverage industry (2008 to 2010), and banking reporting from 2005 to 2008.

Since October 2021, she has also been working on her untitled book, the project “the Murdaugh saga of South Carolina.” She ought to contribute her authoring career with Penguin Random House. It is the same project on which Netflix released a docuseries on 22nd February 2023.

Social Media

The native of Raleigh, N.C., is known to be available on various social media profiles like Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. She seems “not so active” on her Instagram profile, as she has not posted anything. However, she has got 45 followers on her that particular profile. You can also connect to her with her official email, [email protected].

Valerie Bauerlein Biography

Real Name Valerie Bauerlein
Birth Date 1970s
Age (as of 2023) 50s
Birth Place Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Profession Reporter
College Duke University
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 64 kg  –  in Pounds –  141 lbs
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown


Father John Sutter Bauerlein

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is her husband? Scott Warren Jackson
Children Not Known
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Personal Life

Valerie Bauerlein is a happy-living married woman who has been married to businessman Scott Warren Jackson since 21st July 2007. Scott Warren Jackson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Clifton Jackson of Baton Rouge, La. Scott is known to be a graduate of Auburn University and Louisiana State University (from where he received his master’s in business administration).

Valerie Bauerlein Net Worth

Valerie Bauerlein earns well because of her hard work and privileged and ever-growing career in correspondent, reporting, writing, and authoring. Although she has not given her exact net worth, she is supposed to earn as much as $5 million.


  • Valerie has experienced her career as a teacher, writer, author, correspondent, reporter, and staff writer.

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