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.


Charlotte County app allows residents to request mosquito relief

Charlotte County residents can now get mosquito relief with the click of a button. Recent heavy rain and storms have aggravated mosquito activity in parts...

Car plows into Rotonda West home leaving gaping hole

A car plowed into a home in Rotonda West Sunday, leaving a massive hole behind. The incident happened on Rotonda Circle near Caddy Road. One...

Local organizations in desperate need of volunteers

Several Southwest Florida charities have a big need for volunteers this time of year. "We always need volunteers to come in and help," said Lisa...

Punta Gorda neighbors anticipating flooding from weekend subtropical storm

Neighbors in one Punta Gorda neighborhood say it's common to see inches of standing water on the road in front of Faith Lutheran Church...

Company to build 3D-printed homes in Englewood

A 3D printing company is using technology to bring fast, flexible and affordable housing to Englewood. The company called 3D Build Systems plans to start...

Charlotte County considering ordinance to remove hurricane shutters during off-season

SWFL is less than two weeks away from the beginning of hurricane season, and will once again be keeping a close eye on the...

Deep Creek residents concerned about pesticides killing fish, washing up in their backyards

Neighbors living in the Deep Creek area say they're concerned about chemicals seeping into the water, and the growing stench they are having to...

SWFL looks forward to royal wedding of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle

Southwest Florida is getting ready to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle walk down the aisle Saturday. Mary Carr, manager of the Pub Naples in...

Port Charlotte group home to appeal county’s rejection for expansion

Tensions are rising in a Port Charlotte neighborhood as controversy surrounds a group home on Guild Street. Neighbors voiced concerns about the home expanding at...

Neighbors upset over ‘eyesore’ abandoned construction site

A half-finished home in one Cape Coral neighborhood has residents of the area frustrated. It's in the area of Chiquita Boulevard and Embers Parkway. "They started....

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