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 Coral Streetscape project construction to continue into 2019

The Cape Coral Streetscape project isn't going to be finished until after the new year and business owners say they aren't sure how much...

Cape Coral charter school closes abruptly, parents blindsided

Parents are shocked to find a charter school closed in Cape Coral, possibly for good, with no warning sent to parents. It was a bizarre...

George H.W. Bush memorabilia collection now on display in Cape Coral

For 20 years, Jim Zbick has collected anything and everything he can related to the 41st President of the United States. MORE: Body of President George...

Two loose pit bulls tear up Cape Coral property and kill pet

Two pit bulls got loose in Cape Coral Tuesday and killed a neighbor's pet. A man called 911 after seeing the two dogs running without...

Romaine lettuce found in SWFL stores after CDC warning

Despite an urgent warning from the Centers for Disease Control to throw out all romaine lettuce, some stores in Southwest Florida are still selling...

Breaking down Lee County’s provisional ballots

In Southwest Florida, Lee County is combing through provisional ballots trying to ensure every voice is heard in the democratic process. But some ballots will...

Rash of shootings leaves Cape Coral residents and police on edge

Three shootings targeted the Cape Coral area in less than a week, and some people there say they are no longer surprised by the...

SWFL first responders return from Hurricane Michael relief efforts

Hurricane Michael is responsible for at least 16 deaths in the Florida Panhandle along with mountains of debris and destroyed property. First responders from across...

Waste Pro still struggling with customer complaints

A Cape Coral woman says her trash sat outside her home uncollected for four weeks. A spokesperson with Waste Pro says he thinks they've addressed...

Cape Coral passes motion to request air quality testing for toxins

The City of Cape Coral passed a motion Monday to send a letter to the Department of Health and the DEP requesting air quality...

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