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Professional Experience

March 2021 to present: Weekend Anchor & Reporter at WINK News. Previously worked at KTWO-TV in Casper, Wyoming as a weekday morning anchor.

News Philosophy

“I became a journalist to come as close as possible to the heart of the world.” -Henry R. Luce

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

Walking my dog Scarlett along the water, going to the beach, traveling both in and outside of Florida.


Bachelor of Arts from Texas Christian University, Bob Schieffer School of Journalism with a minor in political science - Cum Laude

Likes best about Southwest Florida

The sunshine, beaches, and endless amount of things to do!


Palos Verdes, CA

Family speaking out after loved one was murdered in Cape Coral

Two men are behind bars nine months after their loved one was gunned down in a Cape Coral driveway. Cape Coral Police arrested Eduardo Troche Rodriguez and Jose Maldonado for the robbery and murder of 41-year-old Fernando Montero. Police said the two left Florida and went to Kentucky after the killing. After investigating and one […]

12th annual Catch the Vision event in Cape Coral

Southwest Florida’s largest city continues its growth with new places to live, work, eat, and play. The city hosted its 12th annual Catch the Vision event to give neighbors a look at new developments. It’s no secret that Cape Coral is booming. Bill Johnson Jr., born and raised in Cape Coral, has seen it happen […]

SJC Boxing helping kids stay out of trouble and build confidence for free

One gym is helping kids for free and making a big difference in the lives of at-risk students by learning boxing skills to get aggression out and build positive character. The gym helps keep kids out of trouble and graduate. Mario Nunez is different from who he was a year ago. “I was kind of […]

Sanibel shops damaged by Hurricane Ian, open at Bell Tower

Feb. 28 marks five months since Hurricane Ian ripped through Southwest Florida, destroying lives, homes, and businesses. Many of the businesses have been able to rebuild in the same location, while others have had to find a new spot to set up shop. Several of them now fill the empty spots at the Bell Tower […]

Fire burns through North Fort Myers home: ‘They really need prayers’

A house is consumed in flames while smoke billows into the air in North Fort Myers. The fire broke out Monday evening, nearly destroying the home entirely. North Fort Myers Fire told WINK News it wouldn’t release any details until the state has completed its investigation. But the images some neighbors shared with WINK News […]