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

Tacos being served. (WINK News photo)video

High school students can cook their way into the workforce

It is Taco Tuesday in Chef Art Phillips' East Lee County High School classroom and a delicious smell is permeating in the air. These "advanced"...
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Operation Kidsafe in Cape Coral helps parents during child emergencies

There is a new initiative to help parents prepare for a terrifying emergency. Operation Kidsafe in Cape Coral lets parents have “bio documents” of their...
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School district hosts series of seminars seeking to deter youth drug usage

In an effort to help students make better choices, a school district plans to host a series of seminars to deter drug usage by...
Jeff, who confronted the two teenagers suspected of stealing a rifle from the home next door, points to where the he confronted them. (WINK News photo)video

Thieves suspected of stealing rifle flee when man confronts them with pistol

A neighbor with a gun confronted two accused thieves in a residential area of Cape Coral Monday afternoon. It all started when a dad said...
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Cape Coral driver altercation caught on camera

A road rage video has neighbors shocked. An altercation between two drivers was caught on camera, and neighbors said its unacceptable for people to...
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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...

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