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!”




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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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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