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!”




Family of deported Bonita Springs man fighting for his return

Victor Arriaga lived in the U.S. illegally for over 20 years. The Bonita Springs man had a few minor traffic offenses, but was allowed to...

Condolences pour in for woman killed in fatal crash on Corkscrew Road

"Today has been a very, very tough day—Taylor was well loved," said Dr. Elizabeth Elliott, director of FGCU's Family Resource Center, a daycare on...

Neighbors believe body was dumped in recent Lehigh Acres homicide case

A homicide investigation is underway in Lehigh Acres, and residents on Sparta Avenue and Scottsdale Street say the body dumped in the wooded lot...

‘Losing Streak Lois’ had apparent gambling addiction, police say

The motive still isn't clear as to why Lois Riess ended up on Fort Myers Beach, who was eventually accused of killing Pamela Hutchinson,...

US Marshals searching for Minnesota murder suspect in SWFL

The vehicle of a 56-year-old woman accused of killing her husband in Minnesota was found abandoned in Florida, according to the Minnesota Bureau...

Cape Coral residents still dealing with hurricane damaged seawalls

Hurricane season is less than two months away and some people are still recovering from Hurricane Irma. Cape Coral residents are still dealing with cracked,...

Fort Myers teacher fired for admitting to sexual misconduct with student

A female high school teacher arrested for having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a male student will make her first court appearance this afternoon. Suzanne...

Case dropped against misidentified Lehigh teen over stolen credit cards

Charges against a 19-year-old teenager mistakenly identified as a suspect in a January robbery were dropped. Ja'Kee Leaphart, of Lehigh Acres, was accused of stealing...

Cape Coral Uber driver accused of stealing rider’s phone, using her credit card

"I want my phone back. I just got it two months ago. I paid good money," said Cape Coral resident Alea Dettmering. Dettmering has been...

High-levels of fecal matter in Bimini Basin results in event cancellation

A high concentration of fecal matter in the Bimini Basin water has put a big event on hold that would have brought hundreds out. The...

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