Nicole Papageorge

Professional Experiences

2012 to present: Reporter, fill-in anchor, WINK News. Previously worked in Orlando and at WNDS/My TV New England.

Awards & Recognition

2015 – Emmy nominated for continuing coverage

2014 – Florida Associated Press award

2006 – Best Talk Show, New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters

News Philosophy

Tell both sides of every story. Every. Time.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

Spending as much time as possible with my beautiful new baby daughter and my husband and watching the Red Sox!


University of New Hampshire.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

Red Sox Spring Training, beautiful beaches and of course…no snow!



Memorable Assignments

The Casey Anthony murder trial; the abduction and murder of Denise Amber Lee, a case which led to changes in Florida’s 911 system; and the arrest of Mesac Damas, who was charged with stabbing his wife and their five children in Collier County.


Former Naples police officer arrested for molestation

NAPLES, Fla.- A former Naples Police Department officer is accused of lewd and lascivious molestation on two girls under the age of 16. Ricardo Vazquez, 37,...

Amount of pets poisoned by e-cigarettes on the rise

NAPLES, Fla.- Like most dog owners, Behlin Jones takes great care to keep her 15-year-old dog, Pancho Villa, safe. "He's like your child," Jones said, "you're...

Collier County on board with new EMS system

NAPLES, Fla. - Collier County Emergency Medical Services is almost done installing a new alerting system after the state discovered the system failed to...

New CCSO substation to be built in Golden Gate Estates

NAPLES, Fla.- The Collier County Sheriff's Office is building a new substation near Immokalee Road and 39th Avenue Northeast in Golden Gate Estates. The 5,000 square...

Judge sets $95K bond for fake Naples dentist

NAPLES, Fla.- A man accused of performing dental work without a license at his home on Diana Avenue is being held in jail on $95,000 bond. An...

Scott tours Marco Island Academy; school leaders push for funding

MARCO ISLAND, Fla.- Gov. Rick Scott honored teachers from Marco Island Academy on Friday as the charter high school desperately pushes for more funding. Marco Island Academy is the only...

Backyard gun range ban disappoints teen injured by stray bullet

NAPLES, Fla.- Deborah Ladesma, 14, and her family say they live in a constant state of fear after the teenager was injured by a stray...

Plans approved for $50M park in Golden Gate Estates

NAPLES, Fla.- Plans for a new $50 million park in Golden Gate Estates were approved by Collier County commissioners on Tuesday. The park will be...

Florida troopers ticketing slow drivers in fast lane on I-75

NAPLES, Fla.- Florida Highway Patrol troopers are cracking down on drivers traveling too slowly in the left lane on Interstate 75. "Driving on the interstate, a lot of...

Collier County neighborhood on alert after weekend home invasion

NAPLES, Fla.- A Collier County man is recovering after being attacked early Saturday morning in his home on West Alhambra Circle, just off U.S. 41. "There...

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