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


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...

First political ads for Governor candidates look back to their childhoods

The first political ads for Ron DeSantis and Andrew Gillum have been released. It's noticeable that the focus of the ads were to look back...

Sen. Bill Nelson talks business impact of red tide and algae

Sanibel and Captiva business owners pleaded with Sen. Bill Nelson for help with the water quality crisis. Sen. Bill Nelson promised to fight for federal...

Florida gubernatorial candidates weigh in on healthcare

In the early days of the campaign, healthcare has become one of the most contentious issues in the race for governor. "24 hours a day,...
Photo: Office of Congressman Ron DeSantis

Campaign Central: Round table with Gov. hopeful Ron DeSantis

Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis just toured the algae-filled canals in Cape Coral to assess the water crisis. WINK News Reporter Oliver Redsten caught up...

Campaign Central: Gov. candidates embattled over healthcare

The Republican candidate pushing to be Florida's next governor resigned from Congress this morning. In a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, Ron DeSantis said...

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