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.

Education

California State University, Northridge.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

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

Hometown

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.

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Local commercial fishermen demand action on Lake O releases

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Nearly a hundred local people packed the conference room of Bass Pro Shops Friday night to discuss how the Lake...
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SWFL mayors, commissioners to head to DC to discuss ‘Lake O’

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Local city mayors and commissioners are headed to Capitol Hill to talk about the Lake Okeechobee releases and other water management...
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Dirty Lake O water may continue to spread to SWFL beaches

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. - The dark, murky water from Lake Okechobee continues to invade Southwest Florida's beaches as more water is released from...
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Outpour of love shown at Veronica Shoemaker’s memorial

FORT MYERS, Fla. - City leaders and residents showed an outpour of love and support at Veronica Shoemaker's memorial, Friday night. Church leaders stressed...
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Viewer photos show aftermath of Sunday’s severe weather

FORT MYERS, Fla.- From Naples to Sarasota, a third round of severe weather battered Southwest Florida once again over the weekend. Sarasota and Manatee counties were...
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Rebuilding underway after tornado blows through SFM

FORT MYERS, Fla.- For the second time in a week, a tornado swept through a Southwest Florida community, leaving a path of damage behind on Friday. An EF1...
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Volunteers prep for Cape tornado relief event

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Almost 300 volunteers are expected to participate in Thursday's Cape Coral tornado relief event. The cleanup continues after an EF2...
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National anthem tryouts for Red Sox spring training games underway

FORT MYERS, Fla.- More than 50 people are auditioning to sing the national anthem at Fenway South for the upcoming Boston Red Sox spring training...
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FM committee votes to keep controversial statue downtown

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Fort Myers Art Committee unanimously voted Monday evening to keep a controversial statue in downtown Fort Myers. The statue named Territorio,...
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Downtown FM statue stirs up controversy

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A statue just revealed in downtown Fort Myers is causing a lot of controversy. Some people say it's inappropriate and shouldn't...

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