Lois Thome

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Lois Thome co-anchors "WINK News at 5", "WINK News at 6" and "WINK News at 7."

Lois joined WINK-TV in 1992 and since then has garnered many awards and recognition including: The Best News Anchor in Southwest Florida, the Phi Delta Kappa Lay Person of the Year, the Quill Pen Award from the Florida Association of School Administrators, was named a Woman in History from the American Business Women's Association, the Library Advocate of the Year by the Southwest Florida Library Network and was voted one of the top Women of the Year by Gulf Shore Life Magazine.

Lois is very involved in her community. For more than 10 years she has volunteered her time as a committee member for the Southwest Florida Reading Festival, sits on the board of Gulf Coast High School's Sports and Entertainment Marketing Academy, served on the board for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in Southwest Florida...and volunteers in area schools reading to children and mentoring students.

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Public Relations, Lois worked in Madison and Green Bay in her home state of Wisconsin. Since moving to Fort Myers and joining the WINK-TV news team, Lois has covered several major stories including Hurricane Charley, the Columbine Shootings, the Oklahoma City bombing, the Republican National Convention and the Cuban refugee crisis.

Lois and her husband John live in Fort Myers with their son Nicholas and daughter Isabella.

Email Lois Thome: lois.thome@winknews.com

Lois is now on Twitter. Follow her at:

Florida diploma mill makes millions off fake documents

Sep 22, 2014 5:35 PM EDT

Federal authorities shut down a Florida diploma mill that made millions duping students into buying fake documents.
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Fundraising begins for WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk

Sep 16, 2014 6:09 PM EDT

Walk to be held at Miromar Outlets on January 17, 2015
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Cape Coral considers domestic partnership registry

Jul 28, 2014 7:43 PM EDT

Later today, Cape Coral will begin discussions on the possibility of creating a domestic partnership registry.
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Animal Services rescues 30 cats from hoarding house

Jun 19, 2014 6:48 PM EDT

Fort Myers Code Enforcement calls the home deplorable.
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School district community forums begin Monday

Jun 09, 2014 2:21 PM EDT

The Lee County Public School District is writing its new strategic plan and seeking public input.
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