Professional Experience

2019 to present: Reporter, WINK News
2015 to 2019: Reporter, Producer, and fill-in Anchor, WWSB in Sarasota
2014: Intern, The Today Show and NBC Nightly News in Miami

Awards & Recognition

Finalist in Feature Television Reporting for the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence awards, and Robert Corley Groves Award for Outstanding Achievement in TV Producing.

News Philosophy

Every person has a story. Be honest and transparent while sharing it with the world.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

Cheering on the Miami Hurricanes, experimenting with vegetarian recipes, spending too much money at Target and taking long naps.


Bachelor of Science from the University of Miami, majoring in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in LGBTQ Studies.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

The WINK Weather Authority will never predict snow for SWFL. Every day feels like summer. It's either hot, hotter, or hottest.


Mullica Hill, NJ.

Charlotte County Fair returns with COVID-19 precautions

The Charlotte County Fair is returning but with a few changes to adapt to the pandemic. The fair has nixed indoor shows and will have hand sanitizing stations available for visitors. “We know it’s been tough because of the COVID,” said John Mahshie, board treasurer of the Charlotte County Fair Association. “What we’re doing is […]

5 cases of COVID-19 variant reported in SWFL

New data from the Centers for Disease Control shows Florida and California have reported the most known cases in the United States of a mutated and likely more contagious strain of the coronavirus. A CDC map shows that as of Thursday, Florida had 92 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant that emerged in Britain in September. […]

Port Charlotte veteran forms the MAGA Patriot Party

A Port Charlotte veteran has filed paperwork to create his own political party. James Davis organized the MAGA Patriot Party after he and other registered Republicans became disappointed with government leaders over the years. His MAGA Patriot Party will support another presidential run from Donald Trump no matter his future affiliation, Davis said. Davis said […]

Iguanaland coming to Southwest Florida soon

Ty Park has long dreamt of opening up a park dedicated to reptiles. Soon his dream will come true as he plans to open the largest reptile zoo in the world, right in Southwest Florida. “I bought this place in 2007 to just raise animals and do conservation work for reptiles,” said Park, president of […]

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Port Charlotte woman turns 100, celebrates with social distancing

A Port Charlotte woman is hitting a milestone during a pandemic. Ginger Jones turned 100 on Monday and despite not having a huge celebration due to COVID-19, she still got together with her family. It’s the laugh that’s gotten Jones through all 100 years. “I feel fine. And I can’t hardly believe that I reached […]

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Community steps up, tries to help Englewood man get kidney

Since WINK News introduced you to Sandy Bilsky on Monday, a dozen potential kidney donors have reached out. While this does provide him with some hope, his fight is far from over. 2021 is a year filled with promise for Sandy Bilsky. “All of a sudden I had this rush of ‘hey, this is really […]

Woman killed in murder suicide was a retired Charlotte County school district teacher

A woman killed by her husband Wednesday morning was a retired Charlotte County Schools teacher. Susan Harris, who lived on Great Falls Terrace in Port Charlotte, was shot and killed by Allyn Harry Harris, 70, as she sat in the driver’s side of a vehicle parked at the couple’s home. Allyn Harry Harris, who was […]

Deputies: Barricaded man, 70, in Port Charlotte kills self after killing woman

A 70-year-old man who barricaded himself in a Port Charlotte home after he shot and killed a woman has killed himself, deputies say. The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office identified the man on Thursday as Allyn Harry Harris. The scene unfolded just before 10:30 a.m. at a home on Great Falls Terrace. Deputies say Harris, while […]

North Port Police Dept sends officers to DC for Inauguration Day

Thousands of law enforcement officers are ready for an inauguration unlike any other, as 25,000 National Guard troops have deployed to Washington D.C. to protect everyone at the ceremony for the incoming president and those in the city. Officers nationwide are there for reinforcement after the U.S. Capitol riot that took place. The response includes […]

Englewood man who has saved lives now needs his own lifesaver

One hero needs a hero of his own to help save his life. Sandy has been honored not once, but twice for saving the lives of others. Now, he’s in need of a kidney and hopes someone can extend the same grace to him that he did to others. Sandy Bilsky is a hero to […]