Emmy-award winning reporter and 11 Alive anchor Valerie Hoff resigned two weeks after jokingly calling herself a “news n*gga” in a private Twitter exchange with a black viewer, identified as Curtis Rivers.
Hoff told AJC’s Rodney Ho: “I was quoting something the gentleman said in a public tweet back to him in a private message but that doesn’t make it any less offensive.” “It was incredibly stupid and reckless. I was in the middle of a pressure-filled day trying to chase down the video of a man being beaten and kicked by two Gwinnett police officers, which this particular gentleman had posted on twitter. I repeatedly apologized and continue to do so. I also offered to resign immediately.”
Read more about Valerie Hoff’s departure from 11 Alive News for calling herself a “news n*gga.” Um, joking or not, that’s just not something she should have even tweeted in a professional capacity. Hoff, who is a cancer survivor, will weather this storm.