Cayle Thompson

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Cayle Thompson joined the WINK News team in September 2010 as an anchor and reporter. You can catch Cayle weekdays on WINK News at Noon with co-anchor Amanda Hall, and see his live reports each afternoon starting on WINK News at 4:00.

Cayle came to Southwest Florida from America's heartland, where he spent nearly five years as an award winning anchor and reporter in Wichita, Kansas. Cayle was on the ground hours after a massive EF-5 tornado leveled the town of Greensburg, provided extensive coverage of some of the state's highest-profile criminal trials, and once flew with the U.S. Thunderbirds. In 2007, the family of a murder suspect featured on "America's Most Wanted" contacted Cayle for help arranging his peaceful surrender. Cayle was the only reporter present when the man turned himself into police at a Wichita church the next day.

Before his years in Kansas, Cayle was an anchor and reporter in Amarillo, Texas. In 2005, he rode out Hurricane Rita as a journalist embedded with the Salvation Army and the Texas National Guard. Cayle reported live from Houston the night Rita came ashore, and was the only television reporter granted access inside the city's famed Astrodome as guardsmen waited out the storm. In the aftermath, he traveled with troops through Galveston and the hard-hit city of Beaumont, Texas.

Cayle cut his teeth in news behind-the-scenes as a producer with WNEM TV5 in Saginaw & Flint, Michigan. He was part of a team to produce wall-to-wall coverage of the 2003 Northeast Blackout and the capture of Saddam Hussein.

Over the years, Cayle's work in the field, in the newsroom, and behind the anchor desk has been recognized by the Associated Press, the Kansas Association of Broadcasters, and nominated for multiple Emmy Awards.

Cayle is a graduate of Ithaca College in upstate New York, where he studied journalism and politics. Born and raised near San Antonio, Texas, he is excited to call Florida home.

Attempted kidnapping suspect eyed by CCPD in 2009

Aug 22, 2014 5:33 PM EDT

Curtis Cornelison, 28, was released on $40,000 bond Friday afternoon, one day after his arrest for the alleged attempted kidnapping of a Cape Coral woman.
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Cape homes receive third boil water notice in a month

Aug 21, 2014 5:43 PM EDT

Some near Cape Coral's Bimini Basin are frustrated after learning they'll have to boil their water yet again.
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Adult daycare center comes to aid of another forced to close

Aug 20, 2014 5:53 PM EDT

When Sunrise Community Center closes its doors at the end of the month, director Crista Stouffer says she can rest easy knowing her patients are in good hands.
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SWFL sizzles as heat indices soar past 110 degrees

Aug 19, 2014 5:36 PM EDT

Lightning and storms can delay football practice for the Ida Baker high school Bulldogs, but not the heat.
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TRIM notices begin arriving in Lee County mailboxes

Aug 13, 2014 6:38 PM EDT

Homeowners in Lee County are learning what their property is worth, and how much they'll pay in taxes this year.
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