Oliver Redsten

Professional Experience

June 2017 to present: reporter and fill-in anchor, WINK News

Awards & Recognition

National “Best of Festival” Winner 2018 (Television Hard News Category) from the Broadcast Education Association

National Mark of Excellence Award Winner 2017, Society of Professional Journalists

Best Feature Package 2017, National Broadcasting Society

News Philosophy

Be fearless in the pursuit of truth and accountability. Never be afraid to ask the tough question. Tell every story in a way that is both compelling and informative.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

My main interests are politics, U.S. history, and Wisconsin sports.

When I’m not at work, I love spending time on the water with friends and family–whether it’s the Gulf here in Southwest Florida or a lake back home in Wisconsin…(in the summer of course!)


Graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Miami as the Outstanding Senior in the School of Communication and the Outstanding Senior in Broadcast Journalism

Likes best about Southwest Florida

The beautiful weather and all of the people from the Midwest–it’s like I’m back home again!


Madison, Wisconsin


‘Just another day in south FL’: Neighbors deal with green algae bloom

Green algae is creeping into SWFL waters, causing frustration among neighbors who call the area home. Many are concerned the growing algae is due to...

‘Release the children’: protests erupt over immigration policies nationwide

Protests and rallies around the country have been focusing on the separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico boarder. When journalists toured one of the holding...

Journalists tour center for migrant children in Homestead

U.S. officials provided a glimpse Friday into a South Florida facility housing more than 1,000 teen-age migrants, seeking to dispel any suggestions that children...

New documents show person monitoring the ankle bracelet in Cape murder-suicide was asleep during...

Newly released documents reveal the owner of an ankle monitoring company slept through an alert that could have saved Madonna Pierce-McGuire's life. Jason W. McGuire,...

Woman recounts meeting accused killer Lois Riess: ‘I thought she was a new best...

New text messages reveal accused killer Lois Riess potentially courted a third victim while on the run in Texas. Riess is accused of killing her...

Marco Island grandfather assaulted with own shotgun by accused kayak thief

An Illinois man is in the Collier County Jail after he was accused of beating an elderly man who was protecting his own property. It...

SWFL neighbors blame murky canal water on continued Lake O releases

Neighbors in SWFL are voicing their frustrations about the poor water quality around their homes and their community. A video from a canal along the...

Naples residents on alert after numerous bear sightings

Bear have been roaming around Naples neighborhoods, leaving people who call those areas home a little on edge. People living in at least four different...

Cape Coral neighbors on guard after man says he was assaulted by home invaders

Neighbors in Cape Coral are in a state of shock after a loud burst of gunfire interrupted a quiet summer afternoon on their street...

Arrest made in 2017 Bonita Springs house fire, homicide

A man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the October death of Sarah Nicholson, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Department. Cristian Dilan, 20, is facing...

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