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!”




Fort Myers apartment homes test positive for toxic mold

Experts told WINK news black gunk found in a luxury apartment complex is toxic mold. Furthermore, mushrooms are sprouting up in one tenant's apartment...

Fort Myers police respond to stabbing at library downtown

Fort Myers Police Department is responding to a stabbing at the Fort Myers Regional Library Thursday night. An ambulance transported a victim to the hospital. Police...
Blue light flasher atop of a police car. City lights on the background. Photo via CBS

Armed robber targets same victim multiple times

An armed robber accused of robbing two unsuspecting women Saturday, Feb. 16 tried to rob one of them again. Victoria Bravo says a neighbor alerted...

Woman with autism becomes first-known Florida attorney on spectrum

A young woman made history as the first person to be open about her autism and practice law in Florida Parkland native Haley Moss, who...

Lee County sheriff’s deputy on leave for elbowing suspect

A Lee County sheriff’s deputy was caught on camera elbowing a suspect in the face. Lee County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that a deputy was...

At least 4 injured in NFM crash

At least one adult and three children were injured in a two car accident on Bayshore Road and Hart Road in North Fort Myers. Florida...
Death investigation scene. (WINK News photo)video

LCSO deems Lehigh Acres house fire as a death investigation

It started as a house fire, but now it is a major crime scene. Deputies plan to stay there until they figure out how...
Police lights blare from the officer's vehicle.

LCSO identifies man who died from electrocution at wood shop

A man died while carving wood at a shop on Pine Ridge Road in Fort Myers Beach. The sheriff's office says it was an...

Driver crashes into school fence, leaves behind $10k of damages

Cape Coral Police Department confirm a hit-and-run driver crashed into Gulf Elementary School's gate, causing $10,000 worth of damage. Now neighbors are concerned a...

Man electrocuted while carving wood at Lee County workshop

Man electrocuted while carving wood at a workshop off Pine Ridge Road, south of Summerlin Road, Iona McGregor Fire Department confirms. Iona McGregor Fire Department...

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