Kelsey Kushner

Professional Experience

Previously worked at ABC 21 and NBC 33 in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Awards and Recognition

Emmy for a documentary titled “Net Worth” about student athletes and if they should be paid.

News Philosophy

“If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.”

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

“Working for various non-profits, including “A Prom to Remember” Philadelphia, spending time with family and friends and enjoying the beach!”


University of Delaware, 2016.

Mass Communications with a minor in Journalism.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

“Sunshine and palm trees.”


Algae smell forcing families out of their home

Neighbors are escaping to the beach to get away from the smell of that blue-green algae covering Southwest Florida's waterways. One man said tonight it...

North Fort Myers man says coral snake killed dog

North Fort Myers resident William Bonfirm said both of his dogs were bit by a coral snake in his backyard. "It's frustrating because it's one...

Stairs collapse at issue-ridden Fort Myers apartment complex

A stairwell collapse in one Fort Myers apartment building has tenants wondering if the rest of the complex is safe. Nursing student Kai Lewis says...

Deputies use helicopters, rafts to search for missing Bonita Springs mother

The search continues for a missing Bonita Springs woman, authorities say. Neighbors on Oakland Drive are concerned after 42-year-old mother Maria Gomez went missing over...

SWFL scuba expert outlines next steps for Thailand rescue mission

Diver Ben Reymenants said he was part of a mission that found a missing soccer team more than one week after they went missing...

Wind pushes fireworks tent across south Fort Myers parking lot; injures 4

Four people were injured Tuesday afternoon after wind pushed a fireworks tent across a parking lot on U.S. 41, according to a spokesperson for...

‘Time is of the essence’: green algae taking its toll on marine wildlife

A family of ducks was spotted swimming in the green, algae covered waters near downtown Fort Myers recently. It even turned some of their...

‘It’s not safe’: combination of red tide & algae frustrating SWFL

Right now, blue-green algae is making its way down the Caloosahatchee River. In addition, a new map shows high red tide levels in Collier County,...

‘It makes me sick’: algae bloom prompts health advisory

A health advisory has been issued due to increasing amounts of blue green algae blooming near the Alva boat ramp, Davis boat ramp and...

Algae impacting SWFL businesses

Captain John Cookman runs Manatee and Eco River tours on the Caloosahatchee River, but with the algae covering the water, he has had to...

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