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!)

Education

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!

Hometown

Madison, Wisconsin

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Family says they’ve already forgiven suspect who killed son

A man who dedicated his life to helping others was killed in cold blood over the weekend. Brian Cannady, 40, was gunned down early Saturday...
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Students share their thoughts on school safety after Parkland

The images of students running for their lives and huddled in classrooms continue to haunt many while the community recovers from the horrific events...
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Proposed resort on Fort Myers Beach to face big test Tuesday

A big proposed resort in downtown Fort Myers Beach faces its biggest test so far. Tuesday morning, developers will make their case for rezoning the...
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New surveillance video shows robbery suspect in the act

The search is on for some bold armed robbers who held up a neighborhood store near US 41 in Pine Manor. This makes 11...
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String of SWFL robberies may be related

Deputies are currently searching for armed robbers on the loose. Just last night, two men stormed into a Family Dollar with guns drawn. This makes...
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Woman robbed at gunpoint while meeting seller through Letgo app

One local woman was robbed at gunpoint when she tried to buy an E-cigarette from someone through the app Letgo. It started over what was...
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Teenage boy finds human remains at Charleston Park in Alva

Human remains were found Saturday afternoon at Charleston Park, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office. Officials were called to the 23000 block of Avenue...
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Lee school board to include half-cent sales tax increase on special ballot

The Lee County School Board approved a measure Tuesday to hold a special election to raise the county sales tax by a half-cent. The controversial...
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Deputies continue to investigate how motorcyclist was hit by stray bullet

One moment he was riding his motorcycle down a major road, the next he was lying on the side of the road with a...
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Motorcyclist hospitalized after being shot on US 41

Possible shots were fired next to I-75 and US 41 Sunday evening, putting drivers at serious risk. It happened five miles south of Tucker's Grade....

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