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.

Education

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.

Birthplace

Coral Gables, FL

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Parkland community remembers shooting victims at interfaith vigil

In Parkland, 17 candles were lit Thursday night for the students and teachers who lost their lives when they were gunned down a year...
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Fathers of 2 students killed in Parkland are asking everyone to remember the victims...

February 14, 2018. A day many celebrated Valentine's Day with their loved ones. But, that wasn't the case for 17 families. A day most people in...
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Wounds yet to heal from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas mass shooting

Almost a year ago, lives changed forever when a man with an AR-15 style rifle went on a shooting rampage inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High...
Cape Coral Police Chief David Newlan. (WINK News photo)video

47 fake student shooting threats in Cape Coral schools

Cape Coral's police chief gave a powerful message Tuesday as he pushes for an end to the recent surge in school shooting threats across...
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Video captures the moment officers shatter a window of a sleeping driver

Authorities said a Cape Coral driver was drunk and slumped behind the wheel of his running car. Last month, Cape Coral Police found a red...
Neighbors express concern over this Cape Coral home. (WINK News photo)video

Non-certified halfway house in Cape Coral causing concern for neighbors

Neighbors said their safety is at stake because a home in their neighborhood has 'excessive'calls for 911 help and increased traffic. Police reports and...
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Commissioners approve additional incentives for NeoGenomics

There will be more opportunities for work in Southwest Florida as a company searching for cancer solutions plans to expand into the area. In a...
Streetscape unveiling. (WINK News photo)video

As the Streetscape project ends, local businesses breathe a sigh of relief

An unveiling one year in the making as Cape Coral celebrated the end of construction on its nearly $14 million Streetscape project. The project brought...
Cape Coral City Council temporarily approves alcohol sales Monday, Feb. 4, 2018. (WINK News photo)video

City council approves selling alcoholic drinks at Sun Splash Water Park

A Cape Coral water park just got the thumbs up to sell alcoholic beverages. Cape Coral City Council voted "yes" on temporarily allowing alcohol sales...
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Drivers continue to risk tickets at Colonial Blvd intersections

Fed up over traffic lights, drivers in Lee County are making illegal U-turns as their only way to get around bumper-to-bumper traffic on Colonial...

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