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


Bed-shaking fire alarms to help those hard of hearing

A new fire alarm designed to shake a person's bed in the event of a fire would help those who are deaf or hard...

Man gets help from veterans after contractor cons him out of money, tools

A disabled veteran in Cape Coral says a contractor conned him out of money and tools when he asked the man to fix his...

Community working to change boat ordinance in Cape Coral

It's illegal, but people still do it. In Cape Coral, it's against the law to leave a vehicle parked outside with an advertisement on it,...

Former Cape mayor aims to be the voice of domestic violence victims

Former Cape Coral Mayor Marni Sawicki has a new mission—being the voice of domestic violence victims. Her ex-husband was just sentenced for beating her at...

Police cracking down on speeding after child hit on Cape Coral street

Police are focusing on speeding in one Cape Coral neighborhood after a car ran over a little boy. Dash cam video caught the car driving...

Former FBI agent explains why the controversial GOP memo needs to be released

President Donald Trump is expected to approve the release of a controversial memo containing currently classified information. The memo, written by House Intelligence Committee chairman...

Cape PD to propose new ordinance on gas skimmers

Cape Coral Police Department is proposing a new ordinance to the city to crackdown on gas skimmers. As of now, CCPD has not released specifics...

City council decides to purchase abandoned Cape golf course

Cape Coral council members came to a consensus Monday night about the future of an abandoned golf course. They voted to allow the city manager...

Cape Coral officials to debate future of abandoned golf course

An abandoned golf course sits right off Palm Tree Blvd in Cape Coral. But the plan for the 175-acre property is in flux. The site...

Flag mural painted on Cape Coral home stirs up controversy

A mural in Cape Coral is creating a lot of controversy in the community. Marty Wisher began day two of painting an American flag mural...

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