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


Trump ‘MAGA’ rally could impact trick-or-treating & traffic in SWFL

For those celebrating Halloween in Southwest Florida, festivities will have to come a day early thanks to a high profile visitor. MORE: Trump brings MAGA rally...

Naples Park homicide victim’s family speaks out

For the first time we are hearing from the family of a 55-year-old man killed and left in Naples Park. WINK News spoke to Sergio...

Ballot amendment “bundling” confusing for Florida voters

You might bundle your home and auto insurance to save money, or maybe your cable and internet. But there's another type of bundling that some...
Gubernatorial candidates Ron DeSantis and Andrew Gillum. Photo via CBS News.

Your money is paying for political campaign ads in Florida

As the race for Florida governor enters the final stretch, both gubernatorial candidates are saturating the airwaves with attack ads. But did you know that...

Campaign Central: Breaking down amendment three

You've probably seen the ads telling you about amendment three, talking about giving you the exclusive right to decide on gambling expansion state wide. But...

Record number of amendments on 2018 Florida ballot

This Election Day, voters will have the ability to vote on a vast amount of amendments on the November ballot. According to the Lee County...

Water quality is a blame game in the race for Florida Senate seat

The water quality crisis is at the forefront of issues this campaign season and the two candidates running for a Senate seat don't see...

Campaign Central: Breaking down Nelson and Scott’s campaign ads

The two candidates fighting to represent you in Washington are throwing nasty accusations at each other. FGCU Professor Peter Bergerson says their strategy is clear. "Both...

Who is accountable for the water quality crisis?

Who is to blame for the water quality crisis and who is responsible for ending it? Right now, your state leaders running for Senate are...

At unpublicized campaign event, Scott fends off criticism

After a short pursuit, WINK News was able to catch up with Governor Rick Scott in Fort Myers and ask him a few questions...

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