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 approves $1M to complete Irma debris cleanup

As residents learn more about Subtropical Storm Alberto, names like Irma are impossible to forget. Hurricane Irma left quite the impact nearly eight months ago...

Cape Coral crews clean carp grates ahead of weekend rain

Crews are cleaning out carp grates across Cape Coral to prevent flooding ahead of heavy rain this weekend. Cap grates keep fish from getting into...

‘It was disgusting’: Worms swarm Cape Coral woman’s driveway

Barbara Maxwell was completely repulsed when she noticed there were thousands of worms at the end of her driveway. Maxwell, who was confounded by the...

Slowly but surely, recent rain increases water levels in Cape canals

Cape Coral residents are celebrating the rain and welcome more of it, in hopes it will raise canal levels. Homeowner Brian Sheehan still can't take...

SWFL law enforcement reminds residents to ‘lock it or lose it’

A surveillance video appears to show a man stealing a gun from a car in less than 20 seconds outside a home in Cape...

Cape police partner with app in hopes of keeping streets safer

The Cape Coral Police Department has a new piece of technology in its arsenal. Police joined the Neighbors app, a networking aiming to reduce crime...

Cape Coral drivers frustrated over pothole problems

Some residents are causing uproar over crater-filled streets plaguing their neighborhood. The City of Cape Coral said they plan to patch up the potholes on...

Cape Coral man fights toll violation from place he’s never visited

A man opened his mail Saturday to find a letter from toll collectors threatening to take his drivers license away. Cape Coral resident Art Dillman...

Veterinarian urges pet owners to keep dogs indoors

Veterinarians are warning pet owners about leaving animals outside in the heat for an extended period of time. Lee County Domestic Animal Services responded Wednesday...

City gets green-light to start Luminary Hotel construction

The landscape of downtown Fort Myers will change forever once the Luminary Hotel gets built. A newly-filed document says the city of Fort Myers can...

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