Professional Experience

August 2021 to present: WINK News Reporter and Video Journalist. Previously worked as Production Assistant at Fort Myers Broadcasting, 2020 to 2021. Michelle was previously a Reporter at WGCU, Southwest Florida’s NPR station, and is also bilingual.

News Philosophy

I believe in truth, I believe in fairness, and more than anything I want to give a voice to those less heard.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

​When she’s away from work, Michelle enjoys music festivals, art, travel, golf, and cheering on the Tampa Bay Bucs!


Bachelor’s in Communication, Minor in Journalism from Florida Gulf Coast University.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

Michelle was born in Homestead and raised in Naples Florida, so it’s great to be home!


Born in Homestead, Fla., raised in Naples, Fla.

Compass by Margaritaville coming to Naples

The company making big changes in Fort Myers Beach is about to make its presence known further south. Margaritaville has purchased a building and land in Naples. The company plans to open a Compass Hotel in 2023. It won’t be a huge resort project like the one on Fort Myers Beach, but it will give […]

Oldest house in Naples reopening for the first time since Hurricane Ian

The oldest house in Naples has withstood the test of time and also Hurricane Ian now that it’s reopening. The Historic Palm Cottage in Naples took a powerful hit from Hurricane Ian. “We’ve been closed since Hurricane Ian came and caused significant damage to the house. But we are now open,” John Telishak, education manager […]

School bus driver arrested for touching and kissing a student

A locked-up bus driver is raising concerns after allegedly inappropriately touching a student. Detectives are confident they have the evidence they need after watching a surveillance video showing Tomas Cabrera and the disturbing actions to prove he is guilty. Collier County deputies checked the video after the victim said Cabrera touched and kissed her breast […]

Collier County fighting Covid-related mandates

Collier County has been a battleground in the fight against Covid-related mandates. At Tuesday’s meeting, commissioners considered a new ordinance to protect people’s healthcare rights and freedoms. It would ban Covid vaccine mandates, vaccine passports, and quarantines. And reject health directives by the World Health Organization. There were people on both sides at Tuesday’s meeting. […]

Nursing home for veterans coming to Collier County

There’s a plan to get more help to wounded warriors in the Southwest Florida community. $30,000,000 has been approved by Collier County. Under the plan, the State Department of Veteran Affairs will put the cash into an escrow account. The goal is to use that money to make a nursing home for veterans since Collier […]