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.


FBI releases transcript of call made to Parkland shooter’s home

The FBI released a transcript Friday detailing a call for service at the home of Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz. Pam Seay is a criminal law...

Fort Myers man arrested after kidnapping, assaulting teen

For almost 24 hours, a teenager was locked in an attic inside a garage, bound by tape. She finally escaped behind the house. Neighbors say...

Service dog attacked on walk by several aggressive dogs

Marley's tail is still wagging, but she's learning to navigate the world a little differently after two pit bulls attacked her on a walk...

Experts break down missed warning signs of the Parkland shooter

The gunman who killed 17 people in Parkland Wednesday had a strong social media presence, frequently posting about guns and violence. So were warning...

Changes to food stamp program raises concerns, questions

Major changes to the Federal Food Stamp Program could be coming in 2019, according to President Trump's proposed budget. And so far, there are...

Hero firefighter sets sights on saving more lives by teaching CPR

A Fort Myers firefighter just honored for saving a life is setting his sights on saving more. Last December, Joe Lefebre helped resuscitate a Fort...

Council approves seawall resolution to repair damages caused by Irma

Hurricane Irma left her mark on seawalls across Cape Coral. And it left taxpayers with bills that could be as high as $95,000. The city...

Couple loses thousands after renting house in online scam

Like many people, John McFaddin and his wife travel to Southwest Florida every winter. They started planning their trip last May and came across...

Dog shot, killed in Cape Coral after LCSO deputy sustains bite

"That was the best dog I think I've ever had in (my) life. And I've had a lot of dogs," said dog owner Ashley...

Woman finds folded American flag in road; search is on for its owner

It's been almost a week since she found the flag and posted about it on social media, but so far, no luck. The woman who...

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