Professional Experience

2016 to present: Investigative reporter, WINK News. Previously worked as a producer at KPRC-TV in Houston, WKMG-TV in Orlando and WINK News.

Awards & Recognition

  • Florida Associated Press Finalist for Investigative Reporting, 2018
  • Suncoast Regional Emmy Nominee for Crime News, 2017
  • Lonestar Emmy Awards, winner for Best Investigative Story, nominee for Best Business/Consumer Story, 2016.
  • Houston Press Club, first place for TV Consumer News, 2016.
  • Texas Associated Press Broadcasters, second place for news series, 2016.
  • National Press Club Award, third place for investigative reporting, 2012.
  • IRE/NICAR, Holly Wisenhunt Stephen Fellowship recipient, 2011.
  • Suncoast Emmy Awards, winner for Crime Story, 2008. Five-time nominee, 2010 - 2014.
  • Edward R Murrow Awards, 2008 and 2009 regional winner for Investigative Reporting.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Service

Cooking, fitness, running, yoga, scrapbooking,  reading the New York Times' travel section, dreaming about places to travel and sometimes going there, watching my husband golf, taking the dog to the beach, rooting for the Steelers and Nittany Lions, and spoiling my nieces and little ‘sister’. I'm also a Big Brothers & Big Sister mentor, volunteer at PACE school for girls and WGCU's radio reading for blind and visually impaired.


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Make sure your home is insured before hurricane season

Insuring your home against a hurricane is more expensive than ever. We look into what you can do to make sure you have enough coverage for a worst-case scenario and save some money on your policy. Summertime in Southwest Florida just isn’t the same for Hope Daley and her husband Matthew Dykes. Hurricane Irma changed […]

Chameleon con man wanted in Fort Myers murder “off the grid” since 2013

He’s gone by the names Alex Debel and Simon Storm, but his real name is Robert Kuehn, and he’s probably the last person who saw Laura Howard alive. Howard’s decomposed body was discovered inside her Moreno Avenue home May 5, 2013. In the months leading up to her death, she had been letting Kuehn live […]

Fort Myers police releases part of redacted Freeh Group appendices

Recently released documents by the Fort Myers Police Department show allegations of police misconduct uncovered during an audit in 2017. The documents are two appendices part of an audit by the Freeh Group International Solutions that found alleged police corruption, allegations of favoritism and a lack of resources that kept the department from functioning. While […]

Fort Myers Police Department headquarters. (Credit: WINK News)

FMPD shares Freeh report details related to drug, murder investigations

Fort Myers Police Department released more documentation to WINK News from the Freeh report Monday. The City of Fort Myers paid Freeh Group International Solutions  to conduct a needs assessment of FMPD back in 2016. DOCUMENT: Redacted Free report details released May 3, 2021 to WINK News Details in the document show FGIS was informed […]

Fort Myers resident critical of Chief Diggs warns Columbus mayor of transparency issues

Fort Myers police Chief Derrick Diggs wants the top police job in Columbus, Ohio. According to his resume, he’s selling himself as someone who builds trust and transparency while also improving community engagement with the police. But his track record on transparency could hinder him. And one outspoken Fort Myers resident is letting the mayor […]

Secret Fort Myers police documents could be released after 4 years

Redacted portions of an audit of the Fort Myers Police Department are under review for release, according to the agency’s inspector general. FMPD Inspector General Donald Oswald told Fort Myers City Council members Monday they are consulting with attorneys about how to handle requests for unredacted copies of the Freeh eport. The city paid the […]

Going for a COVID test cost woman $1,200

In March 2020, before the world completely changed, Sandy Germain and her husband Joe were at Daytona Bike Week. When they started coming down with cold and flu symptoms, the COVID-19 virus had started to spread in Florida. They returned home to Naples, and at the advice of their physician, went to the closest hospital […]

Officer wants back on job after feds decline criminal charges

After four years on paid administrative leave, an officer with Fort Myers Police Department is ready to get back on the job. Jason Jackson is the last of four officers on leave amid a federal investigation into misconduct at the agency that began in 2017. Captain Melvin Perry, Sergeant Michael Forbes and Sergeant Rick Notaro […]

Florida ‘most dangerous’ state in nation for pedestrians

A brand new report from Smart Growth America ranked Florida as the most dangerous state in the United States for pedestrians and cyclists. The 2021 Dangerous by Design Survey ranks the Cape Coral-Fort Myers metropolitan area as the 11th most dangerous place, with Orlando taking the top spot. The report comes on the heels of […]

Deadly by Design? Why so many people are hit by cars in Lee County

More people died walking down the street last year in Lee County than riding motorcycles. Among the 22 pedestrian lives lost: a 15-year-old who loved the outdoors and aspired to be a mechanic. Shane MacDonald died in early December while hanging out with some friends near an empty lot behind his Lehigh Acres home. There […]