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.


Vice President Mike Pence arrives in SWFL

Vice President Mike Pence landed Thursday at Southwest Florida International Airport, according to the National Business Aviation Administration. There were “temporary flight restrictions,” that spanned across...

Vice President Mike Pence to arrive in SWFL Thursday

Vice President Pence will be coming Thursday to visit Sanibel Island, according to the National Business Aviation Administration. The "temporary flight restrictions" will span across...

Fort Myers woman marries 100-year-old tree to protest development

"We had cake, we had flowers, I was fun," said Karen Cooper of her recent wedding. However, Cooper's wedding was a little different than...

Amid school violence, future teachers sound off on safety in the classroom

A new wave of aspiring educators will be graduating in the spring, but these soon-to-be teachers will be up against challenges other generations have...

LCSO deputy shoots suspect who attacked, stabbed him at Bokeelia home Two people were injured in a deputy-involved shooting Thursday on Aura Lane, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office. Deputies responded to a public assistance...

Newly discovered deeds create more issues for ‘Luminary Hotel’

A problem standing in the way of building a new hotel in downtown Fort Myers could be getting bigger. Earlier this March, it was discovered...

Hiker rescued after spending night lost in Everglades

A 33-year-old hiker spent most of Monday night lost in the Everglades, according to the Collier County Sheriff's Office. The hiker, who asked to remain...

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...

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