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.”


Opioid addiction as a crisis, public health epidemic

In 2016, drug overdoses killed 64,000 Americans. That’s more than the yearly death toll from breast cancer. And, more than all of the American casualties...

Woman shares experience with acoustic neuroma

Acoustic neuroma is a condition where a usually benign tumor grows on the nerve for hearing and balance. It only happens to one in...

‘Come see us’: Everglades City restaurant rebuilds, welcomes visitors after Irma

Teala Stokes is part of six generations that have survived storms in Southwest Florida. Stokes and her coworkers at the Island Cafe on Collier Avenue...

SWFL foundation gives veterans & their families the chance to unwind

For veterans, returning from serving their country can be a rough transition. But a SWFL foundation is helping to smooth out that process. Peter Metcalf...

Drug shortage causing delays in administration of life-saving medications

Every time the team at Station 45 in Collier County gets a call for help, they've got to be ready to use life-saving drugs. "We're...

Everglades city business owner, community finally bouncing back after Irma

An 80-year-old Everglades city business owner is bouncing back after Hurricane Irma wiped him out, and he's not letting anything stop him. "My kids wanted...

SWFL parents warn of strangulation risks associated with window coverings

The cords connected to your window blinds can be deadly, especially to kids younger than six. One Cape Coral family learned this the hard way...

Fort Myers family learning to cope with child’s rare heart defect

LIVING WITH A COMPLICATED DISEASE  Alexandra Frost's baby, Emersynn, was born with a congenital heart defect two years ago called "congenitally corrected transposition of the...

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 Meteorologist...

Doctors working on tests to remove silent tumors successfully

Doctors are using high tech tests to make sure life-saving surgeries are successful against a type of tumor that grows silently. Cynthia Sucher never imagined...

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