Kristi Gross

Professional Experience

2015 to present: Reporter, WINK News. Previously worked at KXXV News Channel 25 in Waco, Texas.

News Philosophy

Journalism is about holding those in positions of power accountable, keeping the public informed and being a true and complete reflection of the community you serve. I love telling stories that can create change and make an impact on the community.


California State University, Northridge.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

Being so close to the beautiful beaches and the amazing sunsets.


Stockton, Calif.

Memorable Assignments

The 2013 West Fertilizer Company plant explosion in West, Texas, that killed 14 first responders, the trial of the man convicted of the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, the second attack on Fort Hood in April 2014 and being one of the first reporters on scene of the May 2015 Waco biker gang shootout that left nine people dead and 17 injured.

Interesting Facts

Studied abroad for a year where she scuba dived in the Great Barrier Reef, hiked a glacier in New Zealand, attended La Tomatina (the famous tomato fight) in Buñol, Spain, and has traveled to eight countries so far.


‘I never have to worry’: SWFL passengers praise transportation program

It's more than just a ride for people taking advantage of Friends in Service Here. F.I.S.H volunteers non-profit organization provide transportation for doctors appointments and...

Renderings show future for Allegiant Air’s Sunseeker Resort in Charlotte County

Renderings of Allegiant Air's Sunseeker Resort were released as expansion plans push forward. "I think that they're looking at a situation where they think...

School investigates game involving inappropriate, unwanted touching on campus

Parents are demanding action from DeSoto County School Administrators for a game kids are playing. It involves inappropriate touching on campus. Shasta Mott says her...

Gilchrist Park parking lot removal grows on some, change wanted by others

Parking headaches grow and people who visit Gilchrist Park in Punta Gorda say they can't find parking because of renovations. The new park came with...

Solar trees coming to Englewood park could energize your life

They're not your typical trees but they're sprouting up in Southwest Florida and the solar trees are collecting energy at parks in Englewood. Crews are...

‘It’s just a big job’: Punta Gorda seawall repairs underway

The pieces of crumbling seawalls will soon be repaired more than five months after Hurricane Irma hit Southwest Florida. "It was a total wreck," said...

Man arrested for setting up ‘gun range’, shooting into neighbor’s apartment

A Cape Coral man was arrested after firing a gun inside his apartment, with bullets flying over the heads of his sleeping neighbors in...

Man jailed after shaking newborn baby, causing its brain to bleed

A baby is fighting for his life tonight after a Charlotte County man shook the five-week-old so hard it caused his brain to bleed. The...

Residents nervous after helicopters used to shoot wild hogs in Charlotte County

The USDA is using helicopters to search for wild hogs and shoot them down. Hogs can be a big issue if their population is not...

Community voices concerns over Placida fishery project

Charlotte County has plans to tear down the historic Placida Fishing Village and replace it with condos, shops and restaurants. It's near the Boca Grande...

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