Haley Hinds

Haley Hinds joined the WINK NEWS team in October 2009.

She caught the news bug early on during a grade school field trip to KDKA-TV in her hometown, Pittsburgh. She went on to graduate from Waynesburg University in 2008 with a B.A. in Communication/Electronic Media.

Haley started her career at WTVH/WSTM in Syracuse, New York as a one man band reporter where she covered everything from snow storms to Syracuse University athletics to the missing persons case of Aeryn Gillern that has since gained international attention.

But, she was born wearing flip flops and always knew she was meant to live in the Florida sunshine. She couldn't be happier to continue her career in beautiful Southwest Florida.

Haley can be found most Sundays cheering the Steelers on to another Super Bowl win (member #208 of the Fort Myers Steelers Fan Club!) She also enjoys competing in marathons and triathlons, singing, baking, golfing and spending time at the beach.

She is a member of Caleb's Crusade Against Childhood Cancer and on the Board of Directors for the Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida

Haley believes everyone has an interesting story to tell, and she'd love to hear yours. Just send her an e-mail at: haley.hinds@winktv.com

BIG Backpack Event preps thousands of kids for school

Jul 27, 2014 10:02 AM EDT

The BIG Backpack Event runs from 11-3 at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. In its 15th year, the Multicultural Centre of SWFL will be able to provide backpacks, school supplies and more to a record 2,500 students.
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Hamas agrees to 24-hour holiday truce in Gaza war

Jul 27, 2014 9:57 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Hamas on Sunday agreed to observe a 24-hour truce in Gaza after initially rejecting a similar Israeli offer
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Changes made 10 years after Charley

Jul 27, 2014 8:13 AM EDT

We are just a few weeks away from August 13th. The day will mark 10 years since Hurricane Charley hit southwest Florida. The damage was significant and the lessons learned were tough but crucial.
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Thousands of fish killed by red tide off Fla coast

Jul 27, 2014 5:35 AM EDT

TTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida wildlife officials say a large offshore fish kill in the northeast Gulf of Mexico is being caused by a red tide.
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Lawyer thinks hurricane shutters need escape latch

Jul 26, 2014 10:17 AM EDT

A central Florida lawyer is pushing the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to pass a rule requiring manufacturers to build window coverings so people can release them from the inside.
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