Stephanie Susskind joined the WINK News team in April 2012 and is thrilled to be back in her home state. You can catch her anchoring WINK News Weekend Morning and reporting during the week. Before joining WINK, Stephanie spent 3 1/2 years at CBS-affiliate WMAZ in Macon, Georgia as a reporter and morning anchor. Stephanie's most memorable story while in Georgia was covering the local National Guard unit's deployment to Afghanistan, and return home. For her coverage, the brigade commander gave her a U.S. flag that flew over the troops while they served overseas.
Stephanie graduated from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) in 2008 with a degree in Telecommunications. She is a huge Gator fan and you can always find her cheering on the Gators during football season. She's proud to have attended UF during the "Tebow era" when the Gators won multiple football and basketball national championships. Her goal is to make it back to Gainesville for at least one game a season.
Since she started doing the elementary school morning announcements in 4th grade, Stephanie knew she wanted to be a reporter. She's never lost that passion for story telling and trying to help others. Stephanie was born and raised in Boca Raton, Fl., and loves having family so close by with just a quick trip across Alligator Alley. When not reporting, anchoring, or watching the news, Stephanie enjoys the beach, gym, cooking, movies and exploring the beautiful sights of Southwest Florida! If you have a story idea for Stephanie or just want to say hello, you can email her at email@example.com.
Monday night, Fort Myers city council approved a lease deal with a developer to begin work on a 12-story Sheraton hotel next to the Harborside Event Center.
The family and friends of 19 year old Austin Vonckx are still left with questions Monday night, after the Florida Gulf Coast University freshman was pronounced dead at Gulf Coast Medical Center early Sunday.
United Way of Collier County, Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, Collier Area Transit, and Publix Super Markets are teaming up to host the first Collier County “Stuff the Bus” Food Drive on September 13, 2014.
The Fort Myers Beach Fire Department is unveiling a steel beam from the World Trade Center, part of a special memorial honoring those who died on September 11, 2001.