Britni McDonald

Professional Experience

2016 to present: Weekend evening anchor & reporter, WINK News. Previously worked at WWBT-TV in Richmond, Va., WMTV-TV in Madison, Wis., WDJT in Milwaukee, Wis., and KCWY-TV in Casper, Wyo.

Awards & Recognition

2016 & 2015 Emmy award for anchor of outstanding newscast, 2013 Wisconsin Broadcasters Association award for continuing coverage on human trafficking and 2011 Wyoming Association of Broadcasters award for best photography.

News Philosophy

“TV news journalists have a special ability to not only tell a story but show it. We have an obligation to combine those elements in a way that’s compelling, informative, and unbiased while still leaving room for positivity and a smile.”

Hobbies, Interests & Community Service

Movies, salsa dancing, yoga, rollerblading, church, theater and trying new restaurants.


Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

“The Weather (no snow), the beach and the sunsets.”


Born in Illinois but grew up in Massachusetts.

Favorite Books & Magazines

“I’m such a fan of film that I created a weekly video blog called “Britni’s Box Office” to review movies and other fun happenings on my Facebook page.”

Memorable Assignments

“Talking to a human trafficking survivor, highlighting the struggles of women in the military, and interviewing Rainn Wilson, getting him to answer “What kind of bear is best?”

Interesting Fact

“I’m somewhat of a thrill-seeker and love horror movies, rollercoasters, and skydiving.”

Sludge removal. Photo via WINK News/Britni

As sludge hauls out, dust and material flies into residential properties

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A look into 2018 homicide numbers in Lee County

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Harry Chapin Food Bank gives out 200 millionth pound of food as people stand in line, awaiting their free nourishment. Photo via WINK

Harry Chapin Food Bank hits donation milestone for Giving Tuesday

The Harry Chapin Food Bank just gave out it's 200th million pound of food, a major milestone for a group that is constantly working...

NASA spacecraft lands on Mars to dig deep

A NASA spacecraft has landed on Mars to explore the planet’s interior. Flight controllers announced that the spacecraft InSight touched down Monday, after a perilous...

Holiday travelers to reach record numbers

Get ready for some long driving hours this week if you plan on traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday. With the large amount of people expected...

Bell Tower Shops changes in the works following deadly shooting

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Charlotte County schools beef up campus security measures

Neil Armstrong School Resource Officer Joella Moore checks every door to the school multiple times per day. "We just go through throughout the day to...

Citrus County fights Dunbar sludge shipment

Citrus County commissioners met with the Department of Environmental Protection and the City of Fort Myers for the first time Tuesday, but they still...

Lee County students get Q&A with astronaut on the ISS

21 Lee County students are the first in Southwest Florida to talk to an astronaut on the International Space Station. For just 10 minutes, a...

Casey DeSantis holds round table in Fort Myers Tuesday

The wife of a candidate for governor made her and her husband’s message loud and clear during her tour of Southwest Florida. Casey DeSantis spoke for...

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