Janae Muchmore

Professional Experience

February 2018 to present: Reporter, WINK News.  

Awards & Recognition

Honored to work alongside a team of talented journalists to bring home two Florida AP awards for continuing coverage of the Richard Spencer Rally and Hurricane Irma with WUFT-FM in Gainesville, FL.

News Philosophy

We all have a story worth sharing! My passion shines through my eagerness to meet new people, hear their stories and share them with the rest of Southwest Florida. My goal isn’t just to inform, but also inspire.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

My free time is mostly spent outdoors.  Whether it’s going to the beach, kayaking around our estuaries, running through downtown Fort Myers or capturing some amazing photos of this paradise we call home. I also frequent the gym, follow all things related to the Florida Gators and love to explore all of the amazing local restaurants SWFL has to offer.


Bachelor’s of Science in Telecommunications at The University of Florida — Go Gators! 

Likes best about Southwest Florida

Life’s better when you’re at the beach!  


Jacksonville, Fla. 

Chiquita lock debate. (Credit: WINK News)video

Tensions are high over the Chiquita lock debate

A lock is once again at the center of a big debate. Lots of boats in western Cape Coral have to go through the Chiquita...

Plea Deal: Lehigh Acres man sentenced 20 years

Twenty years behind bars -- that is the price Ricky Ligonde, 20, will serve for his role in the robbery and murder of a...
93X Taco Fest. (Credit WINK News)video

93X Taco Fest: delectable treats supporting an important causeu

If $2 tacos sound like your thing, Sunday may be one of the best days for you, as the 93X Taco Fest is happening at...
Tools to create protest signs. (WINK News photo)video

Local education employees protest for higher wages

There is a "Sea of Red" along Metro Ave. and Colonial Blvd. that consists of local teachers, bus drivers, union members and more. They...
Man speaks about the Blue Zone Project. (WINK News photo)video

Naples pathway coalition raises bicyclists roadway safety awareness

Collier County neighbors are calling for more safety features for bikers and drivers to keep them safe on the roadway. Naples Pathway Coalition is raising...
People walk to raise awareness for Florida firefighters. (WINK News photo)video

Firefighters are susceptible to cancer but lack proper insurance

Every time a firefighter runs into a burning building, they become a magnet for contaminants and carcinogens, without insurance for their loved ones if...
A hat acknowledging survivors of a deadly cancer. (WINK News photo)video

Lustgarten Walk raises money for a cancer with a 7 percent survivor rate

While it is one of the deadliest forms of cancer in the world, on Sunday, you can make a difference to help researchers battle...

Nonprofit crafts honor bench for fallen Fort Myers police officer

Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice, an organization traveled hours to deliver a special bench that will sit in the Fort Myers Police...
CPR techniques. (Unsplash photo)video

First responders teach life-saving CPR techniques

Cape Coral Hospital CPR and Wellness Celebration took place on Saturday. The event had a program where life-saving CPR techniques were taught, provided by the...
Youth substance-abuse prevention coalition hosts 5K and Fun Walk. (Drug-Free Punta Gorda photo)video

5K and Fun Walk raises money for youth drug prevention

There is no doubt there is a drug crisis in our country. But one group in Southwest Florida is fighting back, helping the next...

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