Brea Hollingsworth

Professional Experience

2018 to Present: Video Journalist, WINK News; Previously worked at CBS News in New York City; WCTV in Tallahassee; and WTVT in Tampa.

Awards & Recognition

In 2017 I earned the Ratio Television Digital News Association Ed Bradley Scholarship, an award named after journalist Ed Bradley.

News Philosophy

Everyone has a story. Find it, tell it as truthfully as possible and leave people feeling like they have learned something from it.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

Writing! When I’m not writing news scripts I’m writing short stories, poetry and always journaling. I also play golf and am excited to play on Southwest Florida’s many golf courses.


Bachelors in Broadcast Journalism from Florida A&M University

Likes best about Southwest Florida

The people.


St. Petersburg, Fla.

Sea turtle nesting spot. (Credit: WINK News)video

Lovers Key beach cleanup protects sea turtle nesting

People across Southwest Florida are stepping up to keep our miles of beaches clean. In just a few hours, volunteers will partner with Sephora Coconut...

WINK News Weather Authority holds hurricane conference in Punta Gorda

WINK News is the Weather Authority, and hurricane season is just days always. That’s why we held a hurricane conference in Charlotte County. Our team...

A mom says ‘Drive like your kids live here’ signs removed

A Cape Coral mom Anita Garza wants cars to drive slower, so she put up signs that read: "Drive like your kids live here",...
Helium shortage affects many businesses, including those that sell balloons. (Credit: WINK News)video

Global helium shortage affects businesses in Southwest Florida

From nuclear weapons to balloons, it is easy to forget how many industries depend on helium. But now, a shortage of the popular gas...

Neighbors suspect city kept plans for a 44-foot water storage tank secret

A proposed 44-foot water tank has tempers boiling over in one Fort Myers neighborhood. Right now, dozens of homeowners are gathering to demand answers. Homeowners...
Delays expected on bridge. (Credit: WINK News)

Plan ahead for an increase in congestion due to bridge maintenance

Two of the busiest bridges in Southwest Florida are about to become more congested. Drivers can expect more lane closures on the midpoint and...

Heavy police presence on Stella Street in Fort Myers, road closed

The Fort Myers Police Department has Stella Street blocked off from Broadway to Grand Avenue. We have a crew on the scene and will update...

Business springing up along Daniels Parkway, causing traffic woes

If you drive past the new Amazon distribution center on Treeline Avenue, you'll see a constant flow of trucks heading out on their way...
New home for a single Mom this Mother's Day. (Credit: WINK News)video

Habitat for Humanity gives single moms a home for Mother’s Day

Affordable housing is a big issue, especially in our area. Just in time for Mother's Day, teams of women from across Lee County are...
Ice served at the Taste of the Beach. (Credit: WINK News)video

Taste of the Beach kicks-off on Fort Myers Beach

Locals and visitors on Fort Myers Beach Sunday are enjoying a little taste of what the town has to offer. The Fort Myers Beach Chamber...

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