Mike Walcher

Mike Walcher is the Senior Reporter at WINK News.

After graduating from Northwestern University with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, he received his Masters of Science in Journalism from Columbia University.

Mike has worked in Iowa and Minneapolis before joining the WINK-TV news team in 1998. He has won numerous awards for spot news coverage and long form news series. In 2005, he was awarded first place for best light news feature in the State of Florida by the Associated Press Broadcasters.

In his time away from the newsroom, Mike enjoys tending to his home in the Fort Myers area, golfing, traveling and taking care of his Scottish terrier, "Piper."

Email Mike Walcher: mike.walcher@winktv.com

Wilbur Smith talks about life-threatening accident

Sep 19, 2014 6:25 PM EDT

Law firm founder and former Fort Myers mayor Wilbur Smith is talking for the firs time about the accident that almost took his life this summer.
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Local sports reporter writes of Dunbar and the NFL

Sep 17, 2014 6:19 PM EDT

Sports reporter David Dorsey has written a book about the Dunbar community in Fort Myers, and the large number of pro football stars it has produced. Dorsey credits strong-willed women, standing behind the young athletes.
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Fort Myers city officials consider local bridge name change

Sep 15, 2014 5:42 PM EDT

City officials passed a bill last spring to name the US 41 bridge the Henry Ford bridge. Now, some people are objecting.
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Agribusiness giant buys land in coastal Southwest Florida

Sep 12, 2014 6:46 PM EDT

Agribusiness giant King ranch of Texas, has bought about 300 acres of land in several parcels on Pine Island.
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Fort Myers has details of land lease with hotel developer

Sep 11, 2014 6:29 PM EDT

WINK News has seen the details of the proposed lease of land for a developer to build a new, Sheraton Hotel in downtown Fort Myers.
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