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.


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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Softball team raises money for missing teammate Alberta Harris

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Alberta Harris has been playing in softball leagues around Southwest Florida for at least 10 years. "We've played on the same...

Naples couple claims UPS damaged precious belongings during move

NAPLES, Fla. - An Ohio couple who recently moved to Naples says several of their boxes showed up on their doorstep completely damaged. They say...

Cape Coral bars fighting for extended hours

CAPE CORAL, Fla- Employees of Dixie Roadhouse are collecting signatures for a petition to keep the extended bar hours which may come to an...

Lehigh Acres home destroyed in fire

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A fire destroyed a home on the corner of Ogden Avenue and Devon Avenue Saturday night. Firefighters were dispatched just before...

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