Carolyn Van Valien

Morning Announcer

Gary SextonCarolyn Van Valien is the local Host of NPR's Morning Edition on WYSU-FM 88.5 since May 2019. She has worked most of her professional life in radio. Carolyn is an alumni of Youngstown State University, graduating in 1993 with a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications. She was the News Director and Morning Show Co-host on 95.1 for almost 10 years. Past radio jobs include 95.9, 98.9, WPIC 790, Y -103, AM 1200, AM 1540-1570, and WYSU-FM as an intern. She has also voiced several commercials over the years and hosted a Country music report on local television. Carolyn is from Hubbard and resides there with her significant other, Vince and two young daughters, Lauren and Anna. In her free time, she enjoys home improvement projects, crafts, cooking, gardening, shopping, and spending time with her family.