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.


Graduated Cum Laude from Bemidji State University, 2012.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

The beach and the wildlife!


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.


Influx of flu cases has local restaurants taking extra precautions

It's the weekend, and that means there are a lot of people enjoying bars and restaurants downtown. With that said, it also means more opportunities...

Teen who crashed into school was target of police investigation

17-year-old Wesley Sauveur's father was proud of his son by all accounts—he was an accomplished boxer and a smart student. But the teen was...

Child struck by car in Cape Coral, driver flees the scene

A trauma alert was issued for a young child after police say he was struck by a car in Cape Coral. The child was...

Animals displaced by Matthew arrive in SWFL

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - A truckload of dogs and cats from North Carolina has arrived to the Animal Refuge Center after the pets' home state...

Number of Florida’s foreclosed homes drops to decade low

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Florida's housing market can mark a new milestone now that the state has the lowest number of foreclosed homes since...

Driver strikes girl on bike, brother arrested

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - A 9-year-old girl said she never wants to ride her bike again after an incident that ended in injury and...

Clewiston athlete recovering from serious brain injury

CLEWISTON, Fla. - A high school football player is recovering after being rushed from his team bus to emergency brain surgery. Devon Jackson's loved ones...

New medical facility to treat patients between Lee, Collier hospitals

ESTERO, Fla. - A new $140 million facility to treat patients is on its way to Southwest Florida. The Lee Health Village will be built...

Hurricane Hermine impacts homes on Manasota Key

ENGLEWOOD - Homes along the beach on Manasota Key were impacted by Hurricane Hermine. Beachfront properties have been dealing with beach erosion for years but...

Strong winds bend carports, roofs in North Fort Myers

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - Strong winds left some damage in a North Fort Myers neighborhood Friday afternoon. Residents said that they heard a loud...

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