Kim Powell

Professional Experience

2015 to present: Reporter, WINK News. Previously worked at KWES-TV in Midland, Texas, and KTNV-TV in Las Vegas.

News Philosophy

If journalism is done correctly, it can be a service to other people, whether it be enlightening the community on a growing trend, solving a problem, or just making people smile.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Service

I love hiking in the mountains, but I’m okay with relaxing on the beach as well.

Education

Graduated Cum Laude from Bemidji State University, 2012.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

The beach and the wildlife!

Hometown

Is split between Temecula, Calif., and Rogers, Minn.

Interesting Fact

I consider myself a “one hit wonder” for going viral for rapping before a live shot in Odessa, Texas.

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Vandalized Fort Myers Beach monument gets makeover

A stone monument built at the same time as the famous Fort Myers Beach arches got a makeover Thursday morning. Vandals allegedly damaged the monument...
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Cash found scattered across Del Prado Blvd. in Cape Coral

Like a scene out of movie, thousands of dollar bills were scattered across all three lanes of Del Prado Boulevard in Cape Coral Wednesday...
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Thousands of cane toad tadpoles infest Fort Myers pond

Homeowners living near a pond off of Palm Beach Boulevard are scrambling to figure out what to do with thousands of tadpoles that will...
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Family of local football player who died of heatstroke calls for change

Last year, Zachary Polsenberg died of heatstroke after collapsing on the football field. Now, his family says they have to do something to make sure...
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Lee commissioner to address traffic, safety concerns over Estero development

A Lee County Commissioner will sit down Thursday to hear residents' concerns over new developments in Estero. Many residents who live in communities like the...
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Deputies raid Lehigh Acres home

Lee County Sheriff's Office raided a home on 26th Street Southwest in Lehigh Acres Wednesday afternoon. Neighbors also said deputies arrived at the home around...
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After man arrested on drug charges, neighbors want halfway house off their street

A man was caught near a Cape Coral school allegedly dealing drugs, police say. The drug bust was just a few feet away from Cape...
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SWFL residents, dogs prepare for tail-wagging fun at Fort Myers race

Southwest Florida residents and their four-legged friends can run alongside each other for a great cause on Saturday. The 8th Annual Fast and Furriest 5K...
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Boaters react to new law that could threaten manatees, other endangered species

The White House is reviewing a proposal that would lift protections of threatened animal species. That means Florida's manatee population could lose its protected...
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Mother of student who brought gun to Fort Myers school speaks out

The mother of an arrested South Fort Myers High School student accused of bringing a gun to school Wednesday is begging for people to stop...

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