Annette Montgomery

Professional Experience

2021 to present: Reporter, WINK News

2019 – 2021: Reporter at WPDE ABC 15 in Conway, S.C.

Previously an intern at WESH 2 NEWS in Orlando, FL and WALB NEWS 10 in Albany, G.A.

News Philosophy

Find out what matters to people in the community and work to get answers to their questions. Be honest, impactful and accurate. Work every day to make the world a little brighter, a little kinder and leave everywhere you go a little bit better.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

Traveling! I studied abroad in Segovia, Spain while in College and explored Europe! I love to find new places to go and learn more about the culture, people, and of course food!

Education

Bachelor of Science in Human Communication, University of Central Florida.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

Being closer to my huge family! Now I can go home for birthdays and events, instead of Facetiming in!

Hometown

Miami, Fla.

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Florida ‘Freedom Week’ sales tax holiday begins Friday

The Florida Freedom Week sales tax holiday begins Friday, letting you save money on all sorts of summer essentials, and other tax holidays are...
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Protecting yourself, your home from lightning strikes in Southwest Florida

In June alone, lightning struck two homes in Cape Coral, and neighbors think a Charlotte County house fire may have been caused by lightning....
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New developer approved for restoration of McCollum Hall

A new developer is collaborating with the City of Fort Myers and business leaders to restore McCollum Hall on Martin Luther King Boulevard and...
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Fire destroys house on Deer Road in Charlotte County

A fire destroyed a house on Deer Road in Charlotte County early Wednesday morning. The blaze was reported around 5:30 a.m. By the time Charlotte...
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Collier County Sheriff’s Office requests bigger budget for salary increases

The Collier County Sheriff's Office is looking for a bigger budget to hire and increase the pay of the deputies it says it needs...
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Collier County considers Wilson Boulevard extension, asks for public input

Collier County wants to ease traffic congestion and allow for faster emergency response times by extending Wilson Boulevard, and the public has a chance...
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Groundbreaking on new Fort Myers facility for grieving children

On Friday morning, Valerie's House, Inc. broke ground on a new Fort Myers facility for helping children work through grief and loss. One in 12...
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$75K scholarship helps 12 Immokalee students pursue health care careers

Physicians Regional is donating a $75,000 scholarship to the Immokalee Foundation in order to help 12 students interested in health care find the tools...
On Monday, the Florida Department of Transportation will hold a workshop in Lee County to identify where the most dangerous drivers are in Southwest Floridavideo

FDOT holding workshop with SWFL agencies to stop dangerous drivers

On Tuesday, the Florida Department of Transportation will hold a workshop in Lee County to identify where the most dangerous drivers are in Southwest...
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Naples considers requiring advance notice for rent increases

City council members are working to finalize a rule for landlords requiring them to give 60-day notice for rent increases. Rent.com says the average apartment...

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