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.

paying it forward

Families linked by loss choose to spread kindness

A mother’s way of honoring her daughter is inspiring others who have been hit with loss. Paying it forward is helping two families who are linked by grief. Dani Kater loved life and loved spreading joy to those around her. Tina Rubin is Dani’s mother. “She was one of those people that that was always […]

Sunseeker Resort Charlotte Harbor targets 2023 completion date

There is a bright future for the project that has been considered an eyesore in Charlotte County. There is a new construction timeline for the Sunseeker Resort in Charlotte Harbor. Linda Apigo, who lives in Port Charlotte, soaks up the sights and sounds of Charlotte Harbor. She also has her eyes and ears tuned in […]

Sarasota sheriff says he believes Brian Laundrie died by suicide

Did Brian Laundrie die by suicide? For the first time, a sheriff who helped search for 23-year-old Brian Laundrie suggested that is what happened. Sarasota County Sheriff Kurt Hoffman made the comments during a South County Tiger Bay Club meeting on Friday, according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.  “That guy went out there and by all […]

Cultural Center of Charlotte County to close after 61 years

A popular spot for seniors and families is closing its doors. The Cultural Center of Charlotte County is preparing for its final show. Jackie McDaniel, who lives in Port Charlotte, says she spent most of her childhood at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County. “I remember taking ballet classes there. I took tennis classes. I […]

burned home

Waste management truck driver puts out fire, saves woman and dog

A waste management driver saw smoke, and then flames, coming from a home. Eunice Warman is more than just a trash collector. She drives a truck and estimates the cost of pickup. But this weekend, she became a hero when she was able to save a woman and her dog from their burning home. Warman […]

tap water

Some SWFL communities asked to conserve water

Parts of Southwest Florida will have to limit their use of water. People living in Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties are being asked to cut back on their water usage. “I don’t have to pay a water bill so I don’t really worry about it,” said Joe Rosado. “But at the same time, I […]

Brian Laundrie’s remains to undergo DNA analysis

The remains found at the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park were identified as Brian Laundrie’s through dental records. Now, they need to undergo DNA analysis. Once the examination by the medical examiner is complete, samples will be submitted for the analysis, the District 12 Medical Examiner said in a statement. The district oversees DeSoto, Manatee and […]

brian laundrie

North Port police admit to mistakes in Brian Laundrie investigation

North Port police told WINK News on Monday that investigators made mistakes in Brian Laundrie’s case. The North Port Police Department says they thought they were keeping a close eye on Brian before he went missing. North Port PD had cameras set up around the Laundrie family home but that strategy was not successful. Those […]

Laundrie family attorney speaks about recovery of Brian’s remains

A five-week search comes to an end after remains found at the Carlton Reserve were identified as 23-year-old Brian Laundrie on Thursday. The search for answers on how Laundrie died is just beginning. Also to be determined is how long his remains were at the Carlton Reserve before they were found. Investigators said on Friday […]