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!”




Storms cause flight cancellations at RSW extending through Easter weekend

The biggest lasting impact from the storms is at Southwest Florida International Airport Friday night. There are flight cancellations and delays that have some...

Cardboard Boat Regatta to be held at Seahawk Park in Cape Coral

Cardboard boats have been in storage for a year after the Cape Coral Rotary Club canceled its popular event, the Cardboard Boat Regatta. “We've always...

New study ranks FGCU low in school safety

The National Council For Home and Safety conducted a study on the safest colleges in America with Florida Gulf Coast University coming in tenth...

Lee County bus driver arrested for exposing himself to a minor

A former Lee County substitute bus driver was fired from his job after he was arrested for exposing himself to a minor while face...

Student arrested for having a vape pen filled with THC oil at school

A student at Lehigh Senior High School was caught with a vape pen filled with THC oil, and now has to go through a...
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Veteran’s family surprised with mortgage-free home in Babcock Ranch

A veteran who has PTSD is moving to Babcock Ranch with his wife and their children. It was a hometown heroes' welcome. It was...

FGCU student develops device to measure proper cannabis doses

Oil derived from hemp is growing in popularity to help people. CBD oil or cannabidiol can help people manage their anxiety and pain. One...

Cape Coral man arrested for burning down North Fort Myers home

A North Fort Myers home burned beyond recognition, and it didn’t happen by accident. An accused arsonist is behind bars four months after the...
Parked school buses. Photo via AP/Seth

LCSO reassigns school resource officer caught sleeping on the job

A man paid to keep your kids safe was caught sleeping on the job. Not even an air horn could wake him up. That...

FGCU team to compete in competition hosted by Best Buy founder

Protecting the vulnerable, an FGCU student has a chance to win the big bucks in a competition after creating an app to help his...

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