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.


Bump stock ban has gun advocates fighting back against legislators

Bump stocks became wildly-known following the Las Vegas mass shooting last year. They allow for an increased rate of fire when shooting a firearm. Gov. Rick...

Good Samaritan stops attempted kidnapping of teen in Fort Myers

A witness says he was at work when he heard a girl screaming in a back alley. "She was basically telling them to get away...

Naples mother files lawsuit against Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

The day Damian Creed—her son—was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma, Sarah Hancock's life changed drastically. From laughing with her child, to hospital stays—she was certain her...

Needles, alcohol bottles found at North Fort Myers school bus stop

"I just want it to stop—bottom line, I just want it to stop." Tammy Irvin says she's sick of seeing drug paraphernalia around her neighborhood....

Detectives intercept package, find drug operation at Lehigh home

Neighbors say 31-year-old Nelson Pechter has lived in his Lehigh Acres home for about three years, and mostly kept to himself. "(He was) very standoffish....

Charities team up to find answers in ‘King of Karaoke’s’ hit-and-run death

Many questions remain unanswered more than a year after Lynn Brown was killed in a hit-and-run crash. Brown, who was better known as the "King...

Family seeks answers on 2-year anniversary of deadly hit-and-run

Two years ago, Devin Federly went for a bicycle ride with his friends, but never returned home. Now, the family is speaking up to remind...

SWFL weighs in on who’s to blame for deputies’ slow response in Parkland

On Sunday, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were allowed to return to their campus for counseling. And now, the debate over the...

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...

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