Channing Frampton

Professional Experience

Dec. 2016 to present: Weekend morning anchor & weekday reporter, WINK News. Previously an executive producer, anchor and reporter for WHSV in Harrisonburg, Va. and an anchor, reporter, producer and weather anchor for TV3 in Winchester, Va.

Awards & Recognition

Superior award for effort by individual reporter from AP of the Virginias 2014 & 2015.

Meritorious award for best individual news producer from AP of the Virginias 2014 & 2015.

Meritorious award for best individual news anchor from AP of the Virginias 2014 & 2015.

Runner up award for outstanding feature reporter from Virginia Association of Broadcasters, 2013.

Mirror Ball Champion for Dancing with the Stars of the ‘Burg, 2015.

News Philosophy

“I always work to tell a story that is fair and balanced, catches your attention and is meaningful to whoever is watching however they’re watching.”

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

Running, railfanning, karaoke, hitting the gym & hitting the beach.


Robert Morris University

BA in Media Arts with a concentration in TV/video production

Minored in theater and international studies

Likes best about Southwest Florida

“The weather and the seafood.”


Two women raise awareness for rare eye cancer

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Community raising awareness for Englewood teacher with rare disease

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Sun Safety: FDA updates decades old regulations for sunscreen

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Rural patients feel forgotten, health care leaders working on help

Florida ranks last in the nation for mental health care funding. That is an especially big problem for people living in rural areas like...
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Soaring drug prices: Southwest Floridians forced to choose between their health and paying bills

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Too many protein shakes could reduce your lifespan, make you gain weight

Protein shakes can be great for building muscle at the gym but a new study says to be careful about how much you're taking...
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Hepatitis A cases jump tenfold in Southwest Florida this year

Hepatitis infections are growing and so far this year Lee County has reported ten times the number of Hep A cases as the same...
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Fewer vaccinations would skyrocket cases of measles in Southwest Florida

Measles outbreaks through the country over the past few months have infected more than 700 people. In Florida, the Department of Health has only...

Lee Health nurses learn how to spot victims of human trafficking

The face of human trafficking is not easy to see — not even for health professionals. And less than one percent of human trafficking...

People born 1957 to 1989 could be at risk for measles

If you were born between 1957 and 1989, you’re at risk of measles. And Florida is one of 19 states part of a measles...

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