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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LCSO investigating shooting in North Fort Myers

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - One person was taken to a hospital after being shot around 9:45 p.m. Friday night. It happened at a home...
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Police respond to shooting near Palm Beach Blvd in Fort Myers

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Fort Myers police are investigating a shooting near Budget Motors off of Palm Beach Blvd. and Desoto Avenue. The shooting happened...
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Honor Flight takes off in recognition of POW/MIA

FORT MYERS, Fla. - For 65 local veterans, seeing the monuments in Washington D.C. meant more to them than they could ever imagine. "It's hard...
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Dangerous drug banned in 6 states, on the rise in SWFL

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A dangerous drug called Kratom has already been banned in six states, and local drug experts hope Florida will soon...
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Small Naples restaurant feeds homeless woman everyday for 2 years

NAPLES, Fla. - Bill's Cafe in Naples has been doing the same act of kindness for the last two years; feeding a homeless woman...
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Punta Gorda mom goes viral for Mother’s Day video

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - A video posted on social media by a mother in Punta Gorda has gone viral, garnering more than 8 million...
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Traps distributed to Florida counties to combat Zika virus

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services distributed several BG-Sentinal traps to seven counties, including Lee County. The traps are...
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Thieves make off with valued boat dedicated to late father

NAPLES, Fla.- A 17-foot boat was stolen right out of the driveway of a home on Harbor Road, near Estey Avenue, the owner said. "They...
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Owner: Dog loses eye after being hit by garbage man

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- A man says his two young children witnessed the moment a garbage truck driver attacked the family dog with a bat. Last...
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Softball teammates hold vigil for Alberta Harris

FORT MYERS, Fla. - More than a dozen friends and softball teammates held a vigil for 50-year-old Alberta Harris Saturday evening at the softball...

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