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 man accused of molesting underage girl

A 51-year-old man accused of molesting an underage girl was arrested Tuesday. James Quinn is facing charges of molestation, battery and aggravated assault, according to...

10-year-old seeks help from Gov. Scott after ICE detained her father

Last month, 10-year-old Arianna Orozco's worst nightmare came true. Arianna, and her family, are preparing for a breakup after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers picked...

Algae prompts more ‘no swimming’ signs at Cape Coral Yacht Club

Cape Coral City Manager John Szerlag has closed the yacht club beach to swimming due to the presence of blue-green algae. The city will be...

Video shows neighbor sweeping dead grass into algae-filled canal

A woman caught her neighbor on camera sweeping dead grass into an algae-filled canal off Del Prado Boulevard. Michell Gatsios is new to the Cape...

RSW 4th most vulnerable airport for cyber attacks in the country, study shows

Around 1 million people travel through Southwest Florida International Airport every month. According to a new study by Coronet, a cybersecurity company, a quarter of...

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...

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