Nicole Papageorge

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Nicole Papageorge is an anchor/reporter with WINK News.

She is also WINK's morning breaking news reporter, joining our team in November of 2012.

Nicole is an award winning newscaster. She's served in many capacities, including as our traffic reporter and brings more than a decade of news experience to WINK.

She most recently reported in Orlando, covering several high-profile stories, including the Casey Anthony Murder Trial.

Prior to reporting in Orlando, Nicole headed up our Collier and Charlotte County bureaus here at WINK. She covered a wide array of stories including the abduction and murder of Denise Amber Lee. That story gained national media attention and helped to change the 911 system in Florida. Nicole also reported live on HLN after the arrest of Mesac Damas, the Collier County man charged with stabbing his wife and their five children.
Prior to reporting at WINK, Nicole served as an anchor and reporter at WNDS/MyTV New England. Her nightly evening talk show won "Best Talk Show" in 2006 by the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters.
Nicole grew up in the Boston area and got her start in news interning at New England Cable News in Massachusetts. She is a proud graduate of the University of New Hampshire and a huge Red Sox fan. Nicole currently volunteers for Junior Achievement, a non-profit that teaches children work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills. Nicole lives in the Naples area with her husband and their puppy, Myron.

Follow Nicole on Twitter: @nicole_WINK

WINK News breaks down state numbers on pot shops

Sep 15, 2014 6:02 PM EDT

How many pot shops will be in your community if voters pass amendment two? WINK News breaks down the state health department's numbers and finds it might be more than you'd think.
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Thieves attempt to take copper wire from radio tower

Sep 12, 2014 5:40 PM EDT

Authorities are investigating after someone tried to steal copper wire from a radio tower this afternoon.
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Budget battle over Naples beaches

Sep 11, 2014 6:04 PM EDT

Sand hauling trucks will be barreling down local roads to renourish city beaches for the second time in two years.But, the Vice Mayor of Naples tells WINK News, the beaches need a permanent fix.
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UPDATE: Police identify body found in water in Marco Island

Sep 11, 2014 4:22 PM EDT

Police are investigating a body that was found floating in the water near the Marina at Factory Bay on Bald Eagle Dr.
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Isles of Capri Fire Department in financial trouble

Sep 04, 2014 10:19 AM EDT

Collier County, Fla., - WINK News has confirmed the Isles of Capri Fire Department is in financial trouble and jobs are on the line.
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