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


State Attorney candidate’s personnel file reveals hostility, poor performance

All new at six: The guy who wants to decide who gets prosecuted for crimes says the people doing it now are corrupt. But, he...

State Attorney candidate says he was blackmailed to drop out of race

State attorney candidate Chris Crowley doubled down on claims he made to WINK News when he walked out of jail Monday night. Crowley argues his...

Adam Putnam insists race isn’t over after Trump rally in Tampa

In Adam Putnam's first local news interview since President Trump rallied for his opponent, Putnam insisted voters will see past the big name. "His thumb...

Know your zone: officials urge SWFL to make plans for hurricane season

Hurricane season is here, whether SWFL likes it or not. With Hurricane Irma still fresh on the minds of many in Florida, it's even...

‘Life or death’: Political scientist weighs in on the ‘Trump Effect’

As the August primary approaches, candidate Ron DeSantis is putting his most prominent supporter front and center, with a little help from his family. As...

SunPass still facing huge backlog, users fear big bills

There's still a huge backlog of SunPass transactions after an upgrade to payment systems took longer than expected. Some are asking if it's the states...

Sen. Nelson holds roundtable event in North Fort Myerson toxic algae

There's a lot of concern about what that nasty, blue-green algae can do to our health, and it's getting the attention of our political...

FACT CHECK: Democratic gubernatorial debate

WINK News hosted the Democratic gubernatorial debate Wednesday night where the five candidates squared off on their competing visions for Florida. "I am the only...

Campaign finger-pointing: Who’s taking money from sugar industry

It's become a major talking point in the race for governor. Some candidates are accusing each other of taking donations from the sugar industry,...

Economy could be next victim of the algae crisis in SWFL

Mucky, smelly, green algae are floating all through our waterways and have impacted Southwest Florida for weeks. Now the effects are beginning to trickle down...

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