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.


Refugees could enter U.S. through loophole in newly passed House Bill

A security showdown is underway in Congress. The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Thursday to pass a bill which would significantly limit Syrian...

Dead fish wash ashore during red tide on Sanibel

SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla.- Hundreds, if not thousands of fish have washed ashore on Gulfside Beach on Sanibel Island during a red tide. Florida Fish and...

Man arrested for DUI after threatening restaurant employee

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A local man has been arrested for driving under the influence after he drove his car into a ditch of a...

New mobile grocery delivery app to launch in SWFL

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A grocery delivery company is launching a new mobile app that allows you to shop and order groceries straight to your door. Shipt has...

Pawn shop manager arrested in connection to McDonald’s ring theft

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- A pawn shop manager has been arrested in connection to the theft of a mentally disabled man's most prized possession. Ralph...

Joe’s Crab Shack testing “no-tipping” policy in select locations

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Joe's Crab Shack is getting rid of tipping, at least in some of their locations. The casual dining chain announced...

Lee Co. fines trash company for “substandard” performance in Lehigh Acres

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Some Lehigh Acres residents want the county to dump their waste management company after weeks of delayed service. Lee County commissioners are...

Teen arrested with loaded gun at a NFM skating rink

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- A Cape Coral middle school student is back home after being arrested, accused of threatening another teen with a loaded...

Diesel leak at truck stop prompts environmental scare

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- Environmental crews spent much of Tuesday night cleaning up a diesel spill in North Fort Myers truck stop. It happened at...

Cape Coral man hospitalized after e-cigarette explosion

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A man has been released from a Bradenton burn unit after an electronic cigarette exploded in his pocket. Randall Cales is still recovering...

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