Professional Experience

2017 to present: Morning anchor, WINK News. 2012 to 2016: Reporter, weekend anchor, WINK News. Previously worked at KAGS-TV in College Station, Texas, and KHOU-TV in Houston. Also managed the visual and interactive media department for a Houston urgent care company.

News Philosophy

My news philosophy is fairness and giving everyone the ability to have their voice heard. I believe in telling every story as fair and as accurate as possible and being able to be the voice for those who otherwise would not be heard.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Service

Serves on the committee for the American Cancer Society's City of Palms Park Relay for Life. Also likes to dabble in photography.

Education

Sam Houston State University.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

I love many things about Southwest Florida, but most of all, I love all the beauty. As an avid still photographer, I love finding new places to take pictures of nature.

Hometown

Houston.

Social media influencer uses following to raise money for Matlacha charity

One social media influencer with a massive following is using her platform to help her Matlacha neighbors after Hurricane Ian. Alexandra “Alex” Fasulo makes her own way with her online business. She’s accumulated a huge social media following that reaches thousands of people all over the world. “I have a freelance writing business,” Fasulo said. […]

40 under 40: From nursing student to YouTube star

This month, WINK News’s partners at Gulfshore Business are honoring their 40 under 40. Forty people who are rising stars in their industries but also making a profound impact on the community. About a third of the people honored were born and raised in Southwest Florida. Then there’s a whole other group whose family or job […]

Money Monday: Inflation remaining high

Since the beginning of 2022, year-over-year inflation rates have remained above 7.5%, impacting how many of us live and spend our money. Here to advise us on dealing with inflation is Stefan Contorno, senior vice president and partner of Touchstone Wealth Partners UBS – Bonita Springs. Watch the full video above.

Cape Coral school resource officer on what it takes to protect children

Each Southwest Florida school campus has a school resource officer tasked with making sure children come home alive and safe. WINK News anchor Corey Lazar spent some time with one Cape Coral SRO who says he is ready to put his life on the line if violence breaks out. Inside the hallways of Caloosa Elementary […]

Future educators from FGCU on what inspires them to teach

WINK News anchor Corey Lazar sat down with teaching students at Florida Gulf Coast University to see what keeps them encouraged and inspired to teach as the new school year approaches. Collier County teachers and staff are headed back to campus on Wednesday to decorate their rooms and get ready for students next week. Future […]

Money Monday: Investor sentiment on impacts from war in Ukraine

A new UBS investor survey shows that investors fear the impact of the war in Ukraine on the economy and on rising inflation but are still confident about the stock market’s outlook. Here to provide insight on this survey is Stefan Contorno, senior vice president and partner of Touchstone Wealth Partners UBS – Bonita Springs. […]

Denny Grimes: SWFL summer real estate forecast

We are headed for the summer and mortgage rates are still above 5%, gas prices and inflation are both high. Will the Southwest Florida real estate market stay high, or will buyers just wait for prices to come down? Denny Grimes with Denny Grimes and team at Keller Williams Realty joins WINK News anchor Corey […]