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.


Luxury apartments under construction amid FGCU housing shortage

ESTERO, Fla. - You don't normally equate top of the line appliances and state of the art amenities with student housing but that's exactly what...

Last City of Palms tournament at Bishop Verot tips off

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The City of Palms Classic has outgrown Bishop Verot's High School in Fort Myers. "It's going to be crowded come Saturday...

Broken waterline valve causes street flooding on FMB

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- A broken valve caused some street flooding near downtown Fort Myers Beach, Tuesday night. Traffic at the intersection of Estero Boulevard...

Cape Coral council debates ZombiCon

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Cape Coral City Council members debated hosting ZombiCon on Monday night, a week after Fort Myers rejected allowing the event downtown next year. City leaders...

“Porch Piracy” on the rise during holidays

Package theft is on the rise and postal delivery companies says it's even worse during the holidays. Ups spokeswoman Natalie Norrington says December 22nd is...

Pregnant woman dies after auto-pedestrian crash

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Florida Highway Patrol has confirmed one person is dead after a pedestrian was hit while crossing the road on U.S....

Animal rights group sues Hendry Co. over new monkey breeding facilities

HENDRY COUNTY, Fla. - An animal rights group is suing Hendry County after it granted permits for two new animal breeding sites. The two...

Fort Myers locals have mixed feelings about ZombiCon move

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Residents have mixed feelings about the Fort Myers City Council's decision to move ZombiCon from downtown. City leaders voted to reject ZombiCon as a downtown event Monday night, in the...

Low fan turnout Friday for spring training tickets

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Dozens of fans waited overnight at Jet Blue Park to be the first in line for Boston Red Sox spring training tickets to go on...

Lee County School District hosts job fair amid teacher shortage

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Lee County School District hosted their first ever winter recruitment job fair, Thursday evening. The fair comes as schools battle a critical...

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