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 roads still under water after heavy rains

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Charlotte County continued to address its flooded streets Tuesday -- one day after a storm dumped several inches of rain in the...

Boca Grande beaches nearly deserted after swell of red tide

BOCA GRANDE, Fla. - Beaches were nearly deserted Friday afternoon after red tide left a surprise of dead fish for tourists. The toxic algae prompted a change...

Charlotte County leaders propose $2M fence for inmates

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - Charlotte County commissioners are proposing a $2 million fence with specialized mesh after two Charlotte County Jail inmates jumped to their...

Family angered by convicted players return to MLB

PORT CHARLOTTE - Friday was a dream come true for former Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Matt Bush. He's back in Major League Baseball after...

Lehigh Acres neighbor rallying support to rebuild home lost in brush fire

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A single mother of four who lost her home and everything in it in Wednesday's brush fire won't have to...

Inside look at FSW’s Suncoast arena

FORT MYERS, Fla. - For nearly a year, the sights and sounds of construction on the new Suncoast Credit Union Arena have been non-stop. "Every time...

Dry weather sparks increase in brush fire calls

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Florida forest service and local firefighters are seeing an increase in brush fire calls this month as a stretch of dry...

FGCU fans cheer on Eagles at watch party

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Hundreds of fans packed a local bar to cheer on the Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles as they advanced in...

Lee County School Board unanimously approves controversial teacher contracts

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Lee County School Board has unanimously approved a new, controversial teacher contract despite strong opposition. More than a dozen...

Family of Lehigh Acres drowning victim speaks out

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The family of the Lehigh Acres teen that drowned over the weekend says they don't understand how he died and...

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