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


Lee County report shows need for more affordable housing

After reports showing a need for affordable housing in Cape Coral, we asked residents in the area if they felt there was a need...

Cape Coral looking to approve $60M parks project

Cape Coral wants voters to approve a $60 million hike in property taxes to pay for a large parks project. The City is holding a...

Progress being made as algae cleanup starts again in Lee County

After a brief delay in algae cleanup, Lee County has begun cleaning the green sludge out of canals again. "Today it looks much better still...

6-foot gator caught in Cape Coral yard

Just weeks after trappers caught a large alligator crossing a sidewalk in Cape Coral, another gator was spotted along Palm Tree Boulevard. Halley Vincent who...

Cape Coral mansion known as the ‘Crown Jewel’ sells for over $4M

If you have ever been down Armada Court in Cape Coral, one of the first things you notice is the 18,000 square foot mansion...

Hurricane Irma victim stays positive one year after the storm

Hurricane Irma slammed into the coast of Southwest Florida one year ago, and many victims are still trying to turn tragedy into hope. Todd Lewis,...

Waste Pro still hearing complaints from Cape residents

It's an eyesore Cape Coral resident Steve Benton can't seem to get rid of. "They've been here Thursday will be three weeks ... they haven't...

Traffic signal coming to deadly NE Cape Coral intersection

A fix is on the way to stop crashes at a dangerous intersection in Cape Coral. The light will go up on NE Pine Island...

How bacteria treatment designed to combat algae is made

As algae continues to fester in canals across Cape Coral, Marv Postema's canal is starting to look a little better. "My father-in-law has got...

SWFL residents taking extra steps to prepare for potential flooding

One year ago, Southwest Florida residents received an unprecedented amount of rain in a short period of time, leading to mass flooding in many...

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