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


Man hospitalized for venomous coral snake bite in North Fort Myers

A SWFL man is in the hospital after he was bitten by a venomous coral snake Saturday, officials with FWC confirm. The owner of an...

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 more...

Deluge of weekend rain good for water levels, bad for SWFL burrowing owls

With all the weekend rain, canal levels in Cape Coral are on the rise, but it's not such good news for our feathered friends. Many...

Officials warn large waves, rip currents a risk to swimmers at SWFL beaches

It might look like a nice day or night on Fort Myers Beach as Subtropical Storm Alberto heads north, but hidden dangers could be...

Murder Mystery train full of passengers crashes into car on Fort Myers tracks

A train full of passengers enjoying a ride on the "Murder Mystery" dinner train collided with a car late Saturday night in Fort Myers. The...

Impassable roads causing trouble for SWFL emergency personnel

The amount of rain falling on SWFL is making it difficult for emergency crews to get to people in need. Torn up sections of roads...

Sen. Rubio raises concerns of election interference in Florida

Florida senators say local voting systems could be vulnerable. Sen. Marco Rubio says the federal government is making important information classified, and local leaders...

Detectives uncover rooster fighting operation in North Fort Myers

After a month-long search, 36-year-old Miranda Rivera is behind bars for his alleged involvement in a rooster fighting ring. Rivera turned himself in to authorities...

Neighbors in Bonita Springs hold vigil for murder victims

On Saturday, people in Bonita Springs held a vigil to remember and honor victims of crimes who were murdered in cold blood. One of them—Destiny...

SWFL reacts to anti-abortion position by Trump administration

The Trump administration is taking an anti-abortion position, with the aid of federal funding. The Department of Health and Human Services announced Friday it will...

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