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.”


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SWFL air quality: Is it safe & who’s monitoring it?

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WINK Chief Meteorologist Jim Farrell takes part in hurricane convention panel

Meteorologists, emergency managers and leaders from all over the state gathered Thursday in West Palm Beach for the Governor's Hurricane Convention. WINK News Chief...

New program aims to help dementia patients in Lee County

Helping Southwest Florida serve dementia patients: A new program unveiled in Lee County could help you and your family. "With dementia, it's personal for me,"...

Program offers positive support for Southwest Floridians wanting to lose weight

More than 27 percent of the adults living in Florida are obese, according to the “State of Obesity” project, but a program in Southwest...

Doctors detecting ocular melanoma

A warning about a rare cancer that's recently spiked in the United States. While you think of melanoma as a rare cancer showing up on...

New guidelines say eating fish could add years to your life

New guidelines from the American Heart Association tell us eating fish could add years to your life. Lance Julien helped start Pure Florida, which takes...

New vaccine could prevent Lyme Disease

Something smaller than a dime could make you sick here in Southwest Florida: ticks. A new vaccine could prevent you from getting Lyme Disease. Richard Naus...

Experimental drug may slow or stop Parkinson’s disease

Bound by love and battling a debilitating disease. A Southwest Florida couple are both battling Parkinson's. As they lean on each other for support, a new...

Robotic snake gobbles tumors in a minimally invasive way

Patients with colon tumors, or colorectal cancer, may sometimes face a difficult treatment depending upon the location and size of the lesion. Now, a...

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