Born and raised in NYC along with her two sisters, one of them her identical twin, Victoria Block had a gift for gab at an early age and an eye for art. As a kid she would rearrange her bedroom furniture to resemble a talk show set and interview friends and family.
But it was the arts that got her to The High School of Art & Design in Manhattan and then the School for the Museum Of Fine Arts in Boston in 1970. One year later she was off to art school in Europe to travel the globe and get married.
She lived in southern New Hampshire for many years before leaving her old life and starting a new one. She enrolled in broadcasting school in Boston and her first big story as a freelancer was the Clamshell Alliance protest against the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant. The rest, as they say, is history.
Radio news was just opening up to women in the mid to late 70’s when she got an internship at WHDH in BOSTON and at what was then WNBP in Newburyport, all the while going to school during the day and waitressing at night. From there it was a paid full time job in Fall River, then WJAR in Providence and a year and a half later, WHDH Radio as a full-fledged anchor/reporter.
Fast forwarding six years, Victoria transitioned from radio to television where she covered everything from the OJ trial, to the murder of Yitzak Rabin in Israel, the Oklahoma City bombing, 911, the CraigsList Killer, the Sex Abuse Crisis in the Church, and the resignation of Bernard Cardinal Law in Rome.
She’s been awarded two Emmys for Outstanding Reporting and was a member of two news teams honored with the Edward R Murrow Award.
After nearly 33 years in the business she traded in her work boots and storm force coverage clothing for sun and sand and all things golf. She is happily retired in Florida with her husband and has never looked back.