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!”




Ducks found dead in Cape Coral canal covered in algae

It's a sight nobody wants to see – dead animals covered in algae in their backyard. Cape Coral resident Maria Farmer says she saw ducks roaming...

Algae blooms across SWFL leave residents wondering if tap water is safe to drink

Algae blooms cover Southwest Florida waterways, leaving many residents wondering if it is safe to drink water from the tap or not. "Started to get...

Cape Coral builder accused of disturbing owl burrows faces felony charges

A Cape Coral builder is facing six felony charges after he allegedly disturbed burrowing owl nests. Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife say the charges are...

SWFL to feel burden of tariffs on home grown goods like oranges, lumber

The European Union has begun imposing tariffs on more than $3 billion worth of U.S. products like Florida oranges, Kentucky Bourbon and Harley Davidson...

Neighbors concerned for fish populations, tourism after SWFL algae bloom

The WINK News drone captured stunning aerial views of a recent algae bloom taking over one SWFL river. Some say the algae is due to...

8-year-old shocked after touching outlet in Fort Myers home

An 8-year-old boy was found shocked Wednesday evening, according to the Fort Myers Fire Department. FMPD responded to a call to a single-family home on the...

Fort Myers Beach rally on Saturday will protest Lake Okeechobee releases

Dark water from Lake Okeechobee is inching closer and closer to the Sanibel shoreline. Because of this, some people are fighting back. On Saturday, hundreds...

Suspects ransack unlocked cars in Cape Coral

One video has a Cape Coral neighborhood talking. At least two men were caught on camera going through parked cars, looking to steal. It happened...

Lee County implements red flag law for the first time

For the first time ever, Lee County uses the new red flag law to take away someone's guns. The red flag law is a new...

Fort Myers Beach businesses looking forward to new ‘Margaritaville’ resort

Fort Myers Beach is preparing to be the next "Margaritaville", as the well-known resort comes to the island. Businesses on land and on the water...

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