Val is a journalist and editor of her self titled magazine, Val. She appeared in the episode The Lost Girls after Mr. O'Neill entered Daria Morgendorffer's essay to a 'Meet Val' competion. Daria won the competion, which resulted in Val coming to Lawndale for a day and following Daria around Lawndale High. After realising that Daria wasn't a 'cool girl', she started to lose interest in her. Val claims she is twenty something, and is quite shocked when Daria acuses her of looking 30.