Amy Oshier

Professional Experience

2021 to present: Health and Medical Reporter, WINK News. Previously worked at WFLA in Tampa, WBBH in Fort Myers, and SNN in Sarasota. Also hosted a weekly TV program for the local USA Today Network, was a syndicated health reporter and anchor and traveled the world as a business aviation reporter.

Awards & Recognition

Earned several awards including an Edward R. Murrow, Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

Working out, dining out, reading, entertaining, exploring new places and meeting new people.

Education

Bachelor of science in telecommunication from the University of Florida.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

The beautiful palms, rich history and friendly people.

Hometown

Melbourne, Florida

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Barriers to getting breast exam treatment for younger, women of color

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Lee Health begins making house calls as facilities fill with COVID patients

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Florida could see up to 80% of people infected with COVID

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