Judith Valente

  • Author, Journalist, Poet. 
  • TV & Radio Producer.
  • Speaker & Retreat Leader. 
  • Benedictine Lay Associate.
  • Environmentalist.

Thanks to GLT Radio, the NPR affiliate in central Illinois, for interviewing me about my new book, How To Live: What The Rule of St. Benedict Teaches Us About Happiness, Meaning and Community (Hampton Roads/RedWheelWeiser, Boston).   Listen to the interview at   https://soundcloud.com/wa-d-274033133/jvalente-interview-on-wglt-6-12-18ext  -Judith


Click here  and listen to Ms. Valente's five part report on relations and perceptions between police and African- Americans, winner of two 2015 Edward R. Murrow Awards.

​From a four month WGLT investigation, you'll hear from citizens who say they feel police target them and from police who must balance combating crime with safeguarding individual rights. Judy Valente has this report.

WGLT's own Judy Valente was honored by the national Association for Women in Communications for "St. Benedict's Preparatory School for Boys". 

GLT correspondent and producer Judith Valente received a Clarion Award in public affairs reporting for a segment she reported on "Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly," a religion news show on national PBS-TV.
Click here to hear the report.



Pope Francis' historic visit to Philadelphia this past weekend drew more than a million people. Among them was WGLT's Judy Valente, who accompanied a group of pilgrims from central Illinois. They drove through the night, hoping for a glimpse of the man in white.  Click here for that story and the accompanying interview.