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


Algae returns to Cape Coral

Disgusting algae that disappeared is making a comeback, and is making some Southwest Florida homeowners feel trapped. "Now I just want to leave," said Cape...

‘It’s sticking together’: Friends help each other as water crisis plagues SWFL

Two families are relying on each other as the water quality crisis impacts much of Southwest Florida. It's an unlikely bond formed by water. Becki Weber...

What you can do at home to prevent contributing to the water crisis

Southwest Floridians are asking what can they do to stop this water quality crisis. As toxic blue-green algae lingers outside, Sam Manno feels trapped inside....

Cape Coral fire being investigated as arson

A fire that burned a residence in Cape Coral Thursday afternoon is being investigated as arson, according to the Cape Coral Police Department. MORE: Police investigate...

Cape Coral father comes up with plan to keep kids healthy with algae nearby

Stinky, disgusting and slimy. That's how many describe this green mess in many of our waterways from algae. One father is worried the algae is...

Pilot program for algae cleanup continues near Cape Coral Bridge

Lee County algae cleanup efforts continue Monday in Cape Coral where crews left off Friday. Crews sucked up algae from the canal at the Clipper...

Cape Coral UEP project creates possible detours for several schools

Construction work during the Utilities Extension Project may impact routes to and from several schools, the City of Cape Coral said Tuesday. The project aims...

Cape Coral police investigating homicide, one in custody

Detectives are investigating a homicide that happened early in Cape Coral Tuesday. At approximately 2:21 a.m., police responded to 1141 Van Loon Commons Circle # 103...

Is SWFL’s water quality impacting real estate?

As thick algae and dead fish was up along Southwest Florida's shores by the thousands, people are staying away from the beach. So it may...

Red tide & tourism: Are ads running for SWFL?

The green algae is impacting tourism in Southwest Florida. Are ads still running telling people to come visit, even with the water quality issues? It's...

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