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

Money flows and ads air in costly race for Lee Commission

Jul 17, 2014 5:39 PM EDT

Money is flowing in record-setting fashion in a race for a Lee county commmission seat. Three republicans want the nomination to face a democrat in November. TV and radio spots are airing in the high-profile battle.
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Local man battles for place on the ballot, plans lawsuit

Jul 14, 2014 4:42 PM EDT

A local man is planning to file a lawsuit against the state on Tuesday, claiming the divison of elections was negligent in handling his paperwork as a candidate. For that reason, Democrat Larry Aguilar did not qualify.
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Elected official wades into Lee Animal Services controversy

Jul 11, 2014 6:33 PM EDT

Lee commissioner Cecil Pendergrass is stepping into the situation surrounding Animal Services. He says he will receive all reports of abuse, neglect and hoarding, and handle the release of that information to the public.
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Local woman returns from volunteer service on hospital ship

Jul 10, 2014 5:58 PM EDT

A Southwest Florida woman is spending some time with her family, after completing 10 months of volunteer duty on the hospital ship, Africa Mercy. 23-year old Sarah Kate Couch shared her experiences with WINK News.
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Adult daycare to close in Lee County

Jul 09, 2014 2:56 PM EDT

An adult daycare center is closing its doors this summer in South Fort Myers. Sunrise Community, Inc., announced the closing in letters to families of clients. Many of those are elderly, with medical needs.
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