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

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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Lee could join the revival of oil exploration in SWFL

Jul 08, 2014 5:54 PM EDT

Lee county could join the attempt to drill for oil in Southwest Florida. A local company is applying for a state permit to drill for oil in a remote part of Lee -- off Corkscrew road near the Collier county line.
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Lee Memorial Hospital Trauma Center turns 20 years old

Jun 12, 2014 9:44 PM EDT

The Lee Memorial Hospital Trauma Center in Fort Myers is turning 20. In that time, it has treated more than 35-thousand patients for all variety of injuries, saving the lives of a good number of those people.
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Pilot for possible TV show films in SWFL

Jun 11, 2014 4:44 PM EDT

Actors and crew members are wrapping up filming on a pilot for a possible television series. "Alibi Boys" features two college roommates, who make up personas and lies, to help others get out of trouble.
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