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.

Education

MS, Columbia University.

BA, The George Washington University.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

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

Hometown 

Dallas.

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Cape Coral proposing a settlement in wrongful death lawsuit

One year ago Jessica Green died at the intersection of 8th Court and Southwest 32nd Terrace in Cape Coral, just six days after Hurricane...
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Portion of Fort Myers Beach clear of red tide in latest FWC map

For the first time in nearly a year, a portion of Fort Myers Beach tested negative for the toxic algae bloom. "I think it's absolutely...
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26-year-old woman found ‘not guilty’ on second-degree murder charges

A jury found Imari Colon, 26, not guilty of second-degree murder Friday. Colon had been accused and arrested in the murder of a Lehigh Acres...
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Lee County foster parents start non-profit

The tragic death of 2-year-old Jordan Belliveau in Largo hits home for many foster parents, including two in Fort Myers After 16 years of fostering...
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9 arrested in Lee County gang investigation after bust nets narcotics, weapons

Nine people were arrested Tuesday in connection with a gang unit investigation, the Lee County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday. Sheneyder Cadet, 19, Luckson Fremond, 20,...
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‘It’s still in my head’: SWFL pizza delivery man recounts helping save woman

Mark Belcher, a Pizza Hut delivery man, says he can still remember every detail of the note he got from that woman. He added...
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Rifle found in student’s car at Charlotte High School

An unloaded rifle was found in a student's car while they were in class Friday morning at Charlotte High School. A school resource officer and...
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Schools require information on mental health issues in students

It's a question on all Southwest Florida school registration forms: Does your student have a mental health issue? "There's too many shooting(s) to...
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Former probation officer convicted of assault claims he was ‘standing his ground’

A former Lee County probation officer convicted of pistol-whipping a pregnant woman and shooting a man in the face claims he was "standing his...
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2.5 million-year-old bone fragment found on Cape Coral city land

A plot of land in Cape Coral might not look like much, but 2.5 million years ago mammoths and mastodons roamed the ground here. Crews...

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