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

Charlotte Sun employees reflect on Hurricane Charley

Aug 07, 2014 5:50 PM EDT

Next Wednesday marks 10 years since Hurricane Charley roared into parts of Southwest Florida, causing billions of dollars in damage, especially in Charlotte County. WINK News talked with 5 Charlotte Sun newspaper employees.
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New scam warning, this time from Lee Clerk's office

Aug 04, 2014 5:04 PM EDT

There's a new scam warning to tell you about, and it resembles some recent ones. This involves a bogus phone call from a person, saying he is representing the Lee county clerk of courts office.
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Some Cape leaders push for micro-breweries

Jul 31, 2014 6:12 PM EDT

Craft beers and locally-distilled wine could flow at bars and pubs in Cape Coral, if some leaders are successful in guiding a new ordinance to passage. The rules would allow micro-breweries and small wine distilleries.
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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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