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


Cape council discusses plan for outdoor event center

Cape Coral is buying land for a massive outdoor event center called Festival Park, but developers have been encountering many obstacles along the way. Since...

Cape Coral begins virtual inspections of seawalls using Skype

Cape Coral's Building Division started offering virtual inspections using Skype to seawall contractors as part of a trial program. Virtual inspection allows the inspector to...

High bacteria levels prompt advisory for Yacht Club Beach in Cape Coral

A beach advisory was issued Thursday for the Yacht Club Beach due to high levels of bacteria found in testing, the Florida Department of...

Cape Coral develops plan to alleviate congestion at traffic lights

Changing the stop lights at intersections could soon shorten commutes for Southwest Florida drivers. Matthew Fay, of Cape Coral, said he knows how delays can...

Levels of freshwater Cape Coral canals running low

Neighbors are concerned after freshwater canals that firefighters use during emergencies are running low in Cape Coral. WINK News reporter Brooke Shaffer talks to nearby...

Lehigh Acres man on mission to keep city clean from garbage

Mike Magnant and his dog named Fred are on a mission to cleanup trash from the streets of Lehigh Acres. Magnant invited neighbors to join...

Questions remain unanswered in North Naples homicide investigation

North Naples residents are searching for answers after an 81-year-old man was found dead Monday afternoon at a business complex. The body of Karl George...

Emergency teams, meteorologists review performance during last hurricane season

Back in September, WINK News met Cape Coral mother Whitney Copeland and her then-14-month-old daughter Avery. Her family was packing up what they could and...

Dead fish continue to wash ashore on SWFL beaches

Dead fish are showing up in large numbers on Southwest Florida beaches, ruining vacations for tourists and keeping residents away. And as some arrived on...

Three Cape bars will be staying open late on weekends

Three Cape Coral bars are staying open until 3 a.m. starting Friday night. They are Rack Em Billiards, Dixie Roadhouse and Back Streets. "As long as...

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