John-Carlos Estrada

Professional Experience

2016 to present; Anchor & reporter, WINK News. Previously an anchor at KLTV/KTRE in Tyler, Texas and KAVU in Victoria, Texas. Was also a news writer at NBC/MSNBC in New York City & ABC News in Washington, D.C.

Awards & Recognition

Best Newscast by Texas AP Broadcasters. Also received an honorable mention in specialty reporting by Texas AP Broadcasters & Lone Star Emmy Awards.

News Philosophy 

“Deliver good storytelling that makes an impact.”

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

Running, travel and cooking.


MS, Columbia University.

BA, The George Washington University.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

“The fact that you can go to a beach all year!”




SWFL head hunters talk hiring amid red tide & current housing market

Dead fish has been a regular sight in Southwest Florida, and when you add that with expensive housing, job seekers and head hunters say...

Cape Coral veteran votes for the first time in Tuesday’s election

Alaine Beaudoin is veteran who got to vote for the first time today. He says life and laziness delayed his motivation to cast a ballot...

Fort Myers neighborhood on alert after recent coyote sighting

Sightings of coyotes roaming around communities along McGregor Boulevard are leaving residents on high alert. "I saw a coyote over there, across the field, a...

Missing boater found dead in the Caloosahatchee River

A search for a boater who went missing in the Caloosahatchee Thursday afternoon has been suspended after his body was found. The victim has been...
Photo from the Bell Tower shooting Oct. 9 via WINK Newsvideo

More than half of Lee County 2018 homicide cases unsolved

Thirty one. That is how many homicide cases there have been in Lee County this year so far. Only 14 of those cases have been...

Deputies to patrol Bell Tower Shops this weekend

Four people were shot and killed at two separate shopping center shootings this week in Fort Myers. Holly Trent of Fort Myers says the shooting...

Red tide conditions looking better on Fort Myers Beach

The Town of Fort Myers Beach has some life back with crowds gathering at Times Square and and the Pier after red tide conditions...

Punta Gorda teacher’s aide arrested for child abuse

A teacher's aide was arrested Thursday for abusing two children at the Baker Elementary Early Learning Center in Punta Gorda, according to police. Anthony Del...

Island Hopper music festival continues on Fort Myers Beach

The Island Hopper Music Festival continued to bring live music performances to Southwest Floridians in downtown Fort Myers Thursday. The festival moves to Fort Myers...

Man spotted taking pictures, following family from Cape Coral park

A man was spotted taking pictures and then following a family home in his car from Jaycee Park in Cape Coral. But, this might not...

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