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!”




Pregnant woman hospitalized after being attacked by dog in Fort Myers

An eight-month pregnant woman remains in the hospital after she was violently mauled by a dog. "If it did this to me, it would have...

Subtropical Storm Alberto leaves erosion on Collier beaches

Subtropical Storm Alberto caused erosion on a few shorelines in Collier County and beachgoers have noticed the difference. The county is waiting to see if...

Experts warn homeowners of mold risks prompted by flooding

While tornadoes are a slight possibility this weekend, the main concern is flooding, and where there's moisture, there's mold. Fort Myers resident Justin Tethu says...

Fort Myers prepares for potential flooding from weekend rain

Water came close to George Eveleigh's front door twice last year. And he thinks it will happen again this weekend. "We are expecting it to...

Island Park community struggling to recover months after Hurricane Irma

Blue tarps go on for miles and miles in the Island Park community. This thin blue layer used to protect homes from the elements were...

SWFL teen blazing a trail as she heads off to marine boot camp

It's been a wild weekend for Kimberly Gamero. She got engaged to her boyfriend of five years on Friday, she graduated from Dunbar High...

Cape Coral neighborhood left uneasy after alligator found near kids

A six-foot-long alligator was found just feet away from kids playing in a Cape Coral neighborhood. A neighbor living on Southwest 17th Avenue says it...

Fort Myers woman who lost baby after being struck by lightning expecting another child

On Mother's Day, one Fort Myers couple is happy they can celebrate a milestone together. "For me—thankful I can celebrate it with her because that...

Mother of missing Diana Alvarez weighs in on death penalty for accused killer

The convicted child molester charged with killing a little girl now faces the death penalty, and Diana Alvarez' mother says he deserves it. After nearly...

Fort Myers man arrested in connection with deputy-involved shooting

A Fort Myers man was arrested and now faces charges after his involvement in a deputy-involved shooting. LCSO arrested Jorge Alejandro Pupo, 44. He was...

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