Jessica Alpern

Professional Experience

2017 to present: Reporter, WINK News. Previously a reporter at The CW South Florida.

Awards & Recognition

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy in Writing.

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy in Arts, Entertainment & Cultural Affairs.

News Philosophy

“Do every story justice, get to the real impact and embrace the art of storytelling.”

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

“I love getting out and enjoying all that Southwest Florida has to offer! From the beautiful beaches to all of the great events happening in our community! I also enjoy spending time with my furbabies. I have a three-legged miniature schnauzer named Flash and twin chihuahuas named Belle and Beast!”


University of Florida College of Journalism & Communications

University of Florida Warrington College of Business

Likes best about Southwest Florida

“The people and the breathtaking beach views.”


5 boaters rescued off Captiva

Five people were rescued Thursday morning after their boat capsized, according to the Captiva Fire Department. The Lee County Sheriff's Office marine unit responded around...

Crash, vehicle fire on McGregor Blvd. leaves 1 dead

One person has died in a car crash early Monday morning on McGregor Boulevard, the Lee County Sheriff's Office said. The vehicle caught fire from...

Lee County NAACP to discuss racial equality across school district

Representatives from the Lee County NAACP will hold a press conference Tuesday to discuss racial inequality across the district. The NAACP will announce a new...

SWFL feels the cold as arctic blast sweeps through

Southwest Florida is experiencing chilly temperatures Thursday morning as an arctic blast comes through the area. Area residents, like Doreen Johnson, of Alva, are preparing...

SWFL preparing for cold temps ahead of Arctic Blast

An Arctic Blast will bring cold temperatures to areas of Southwest Florida. A wind chill advisory and freeze watch will be in effect Wednesday night...

Man arrested in Collier high speed chase on I-75

One person was arrested in connection with a high speed chase early Tuesday morning on Interstate 75, according to the Collier County Sheriff's Office...

Manager skips town, allegedly takes Bookelia trailer park cash

BOOKELIA, Fla. - Tenants at the Palms at Pine Island said a manager skipped town with their money before providing them with receipts, leaving...

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