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


Strong smell of ‘garbage’ plagues Sanibel Island

Residents living near the Sanibel Causeway are covering their noses due to a strong smell of garbage. The smell can be tracked back to an...

Authorities find marijuana operation aboard Sanibel boat

There was trouble growing right under neighbor's noses on Sanibel Island. Jurgen Ebenhoeh woke up to the smell of gasoline. When he went to investigate,...

Man arrested after FWC officers find him with 9 sharks on his boat

FWC officials arrested Bryan Becker, 35, on multiple charges of illegally catching sharks after discovering him with the animals on his boat. The incident occurred...

St. Patrick’s Day celebrations give local businesses a boost

The streets of downtown Fort Myers were flooded in a sea of green Saturday for St. Patrick's Day celebrations. Hundreds descended on the Riverfront District...

Small plane crashes into pasture near Punta Gorda airport

A small aircraft made a crash landing in a wooded area while on a four-mile approach to the Punta Gorda airport, officials say. The incident...

Structural engineers weigh in on bridge collapse in Miami

Images from the horrific pedestrian bridge collapse in Miami are flooding the internet. Officials say 950 tons of cement crushed unsuspecting drivers as they sat...

Mother of Adam King says her son finally got justice after 2 arrested for...

Standing in her front yard with her son's ashes around her neck, Tracy Miller says she's more at peace now than she's been in...

Man dies after his ladder falls on live power line

Deputies with the Lee County Sheriff's Office responded to an incident Sunday at 18511 Docs Lane in Alva. When deputies arrived, they confirmed a man...

Six months after Irma, families still struggling to rebuild

It's been six months since Hurricane Irma hit Southwest Florida hard. But for many, it seems like just yesterday. Bonita Springs was one of the...

FL Senate passes bill to allow teachers to carry guns, raise buying age to...

The most high-profile bill in the Florida Legislature took an important step forward Monday. "When I see bipartisan opposition, as opposed to bipartisan support, then...

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