Valerie Ettenhofer

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Los Angeles
Saint Mary's College Of California
Television, Film, Graphic Novels, Literature
  • Valerie has been writing professionally about TV and film for nearly a decade.
  • She is currently the Chief TV Critic at Film School Rejects, where she's been a contributor since 2017.
  • Valerie is also a voting member of the Critics Choice Association TV and documentary branches.


Valerie has been working professionally as an entertainment journalist for nearly ten years. In 2012, she began writing freelance for her local college newspaper, where she quickly rose through the ranks to become editor-in-chief. After studying English with an emphasis on film at Saint Mary's College of California, Valerie interned at the historic Roxie Theater in San Francisco, writing copy for their website and falling even more in love with film in the process. Since then, her work has appeared in the East Bay Express, as well as on websites like Movie Mezzanine, Nonfics, Certified Forgotten, and Film School Rejects. Valerie is currently the lead TV critic at Film School Rejects, and she represents the site in both the Critics Choice Association and the LGBTQ+ critics' circle, GALECA.


Valerie graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor's degree from Saint Mary's College of California, where she studied English. Her film-heavy education allowed her to study special topics in pop culture, including independent film and the works of Alfred Hitchcock.
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