Professional Experience

Previous to having the pleasure of working as a reporter at Wink News in June 2018, I was a reporter at WXXV in Gulfport, Mississippi for 2 years after interning at WZZM 13 in Grand Rapids Michigan.

Awards & Recognition

Honored to have had the opportunity keep the Mississippi Gulf Coast informed from the shores during Hurricane Nate, part of the station's very first time providing wall-to-wall severe weather coverage. Also covered a story on a car crash that reopened a police investigation, and was a three-year award winner of the Radio and Television Digital News Association broadcasting scholarship.

News Philosophy

Be a voice for those that need to be heard and always listen to your community, everyone has a story to tell.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

Whether it's swimming, boating, kayaking, wakeboarding, fishing or just enjoying the beach--- my free time is most enjoyably spent near the water! And we're in just the right place. I also really like to volunteer at my church, bike ride, hike, do yoga, and eat ice cream.


Majored in Broadcasting Arts at Central Michigan University, with a double minor in journalism and sports management.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

The beautiful sunshine, sandy beaches and friendly people.


Farmington Hills, MI

Investigators say they have lead in Golden Gate Estates woman’s 2007 murder

A family is hoping for closure 14 years after a woman’s murder. The victim’s family described her as sweet and willing to help anyone. There are new leads in the death of 62-year-old Barbara Bisram of Golden Gate Estates. She had recently become a widow and was planning on moving closer to family before she […]

Police say man jumped off boat onto bridge after they said not to

Police say a man didn’t wait for a boat to be towed to safety after it got stuck, and he ended up in police custody. The Naples Police Department arrested Joseph Turner on Tuesday after he jumped off a cruise boat onto Gordon River Bridge in Naples. Police say they told Turner not to jump, […]

East Naples thrift store destroyed by fire

Fire destroyed a thrift store in East Naples on Tuesday evening. The Greater Naples Fire Rescue District responded to the 2400 block of Linwood Avenue where the fire was reported at a strip mall. “Everything, everything, I don’t know,” said Estilie Bissainthe, who owns the thrift store. “I don’t know.” Bissainthe was devastated over the […]

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2 bear sightings in SWFL just days apart

Two bears spotted just days apart in Southwest Florida. The first lead Naples Police on a search through the city and the second was seen strolling along Bonita Springs Beach. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says there’s no way to know whether or not it’s the same bear. But, there is a reason […]

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Teacher with cancer gets to see her students graduate

This is sure to be a special graduation for one teacher and her students. The 28-year-old made it a point to be there even while battling stage-three Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. And, this is her first time seeing her students since she began chemotherapy treatments. Annaleah Demasi is a dean at Mason Classical Academy. “Even though she’s […]

Naples Pride postpones festival, continues growing sense of community

Naples Pride is working with the City of Naples to recognize June 16 as a day to celebrate pride. Although Pride is postponing its annual festival until November, many in the community are proud of how far the organization has come since forming in 2017. “I was always the loud gay person that most people […]

Naples man faces at least 100 counts of child porn possession

Thursday, Collier County Sheriff’s office arrested Ryan Rumberger, 42, in Naples for possession of child pornography. Investigators say they found 14 files of child porn uploaded to an app. The pictures inside showed kids ranging in ages from 4 years old to 12 years old. We were outside Rumberger’s home Friday as a deputy paid […]

Naples mayor says complaint against her meant to sabotage reputation

An ethics complaint by City IT Director Brian Dye against the mayor in the City of Naples has brought forward serious accusations. It brought up allegations of corruption and child prostitution involving high-ranking leaders in Naples and Collier County. We sat down with Mayor Teresa Heitmann who told us the complaint doesn’t look like something […]

BigShots Golf approved to take over Golden Gate Golf Course

A former golf course is getting a face-lift, as a large sports facility plans to move into a Collier County neighborhood. It brings new opportunities for community fun, but it also comes with some concerns for nearby neighbors. BigShots Golf is making a new home at Golden Gate Golf Course in Golden Gate, where changes […]