Brooke Shafer

Professional Experience

2017 to present: Reporter, WINK News
Previously worked as Weekend Anchor and Reporter for WCJB in Gainesville, FL.

Awards & Recognition

Honored with the 2016 award for Best Multi-Media Journalist in small market by the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters.

News Philosophy

My proudest moments are when I can tell stories that matter through the eyes of the viewers.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

Spending time with my family and friends. A lifelong dancer, I enjoy being active and engaging with those around me.


Dual degree from Florida State University with majors in Communications and English and minors in Spanish and Psychology.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

I am a Florida girl, born and raised in the Miami area. I love being close to my family and the water.


Coral Gables, FL

Bench for students to sit at while waiting for their bus to school. (Credit: WINK News)video

Lee County school district town hall leaves parents questioning immediacy

There are a lot of ideas to protect our kids at their bus stops. But how soon can we expect improvements from the school...
Bench for students to sit at while waiting for their bus to school. (Credit: WINK News)video

Lee County schools’ town hall brings visionaries for bus stop changes

The town hall meeting with the School District of Lee County is much anticipated for moms like Erin Diaz. "I don't think that were being...
School bus stops to pickup a young student. (CCSO photo)video

Push to keep children safer as they commute to school

It has been three weeks since a driver took off after hitting and killing an 8-year-old girl while she waited for her school bus....

Cape Coral police arrest two with fentanyl in Kohl’s parking lot

A North Fort Myers man and woman were arrested after being found with illegal substances and a gun. On Wednesday, Cape Coral Police Department arrested...

Port Charlotte couple arrested after trying to have dog killed

A Port Charlotte dog was destined for death when her owners brought her to get put down because of a serious ear infection. But...
Cape Coral Police officer experiences a dramatic stopvideo

Cape Coral teen hit by a car walking to school

A teen was injured after he was hit by a car while walking to school. Cape Coral police Department confirmed a teenager was hit by...
Seal of the School District of Lee County. Photo via WINK

Lee County School District looks to revise its Student Assignment program

Long bus rides, programs offered at some schools and not others, and not getting your top pick are all elements of Lee County's Student...
Funeral honoring Layla Aiken. (Credit: WINK News)video

Community gathers at a memorial remembering the life of Layla Aiken

An emotional goodbye to a little 8-year-old girl. Right now, family members, students and strangers are filling the Gallaher Funeral Home to remember the life...
Small bench dedicated to Layla Aiken. (Credit: WINK News)video

Group plans more than 600 plastic benches at school bus stops

A small bench now sits on a northeast Cape Coral corner. But it was not there the day a driver hit and killed Layla...
Attendee holds a photo of the 8-year-old girl who died in a hit-and-run crash on March 25. (Credit: WINK News)video

Protesters demand action at city council meeting after an 8-year-old dies

Dozens poured into a Cape Coral city hall where many were wearing matching t-shirts as they demand changes to the school bus stops. This council...

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