Kristin Sanchez

Professional Experience

2015 to present: Reporter, WINK News. Previously worked at WMBF-TV in Myrtle Beach, S.C., WFTV in Orlando, Fla., and the Golf Channel.

News Philosophy

To report fairly, accurately and be the number one resource for viewers.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Service

Active volunteer with American Cancer Association and BARK for Life of Naples.


Florida Southern College.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

“I love spending time in Downtown Naples. Whether it’s grabbing a bite at a local restaurant or going for a walk along Naples Pier, I love spending my free time in the community.”


Long Island, N.Y.


Instead of tickets, Santa and Punta Gorda police hand out candy canes

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - Santa, along with the Punta Gorda Police Department, took to the road to give drivers an unlikely surprise on Tuesday. Instead of...

Charlotte County law enforcement runs through prison break scenario

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Law enforcement officials practiced two different scenarios on Friday to prepare for a suspect on the run in Charlotte County. The Punta...

Charlotte County teens recovering after being hit by car

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Two teens are recovering after being hit by a car Wednesday night, while walking along Loveland Boulevard in Port Charlotte. Troopers say 15-year-old...

Charlotte County developing $140M project to improve local parks

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County estimates it will spend more than $140 million over the next 18 years to improve county parks. "I love having sidewalks to...

Deadly year on Charlotte Co. roads sparks increased law enforcement presence

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Drivers in Charlotte County are seeing more law enforcement out on the roads. "We saw a lot of police officers just driving around,...

Haunted Punta Gorda home sells for just over $1 million

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- A beautiful Punta Gorda home along West Retta Esplanade, and rumored to be haunted, is now off the market. For more than 100...

71-year-old accused of exposing himself in Punta Gorda park

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- A 71-year-old North Fort Myers man is accused of exposing himself at the Charlotte Flatwoods Environmental Park on Monday. Authorities say Richard W. Donovan approached...

About 5,200 teachers to receive bonuses based on test scores

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - About 5,200 Florida teachers will receive bonuses as part of a program that rewards instructors based on how they scored...

UPS using golf carts to deliver packages this holiday season

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- In a rush to get your Christmas gifts delivered on time, squads of UPS golf carts will be delivering packages this holiday season. "The...

PGPD: 7-Eleven employee shot to death

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- A Punta Gorda 7-Eleven employee killed in November died from a gunshot wound, confirmed the Punta Gorda Police Department. The body of Kyle...

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