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!


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!


Miami, Fla.


Anglers push back against Naples Pier’s Sunday fishing ban

Fishing from the Naples Pier is still banned on Sundays, and from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. every other day, in the hope that...

Supply chain issues impacting Naples Boat Show

The Naples Boat Show is in full swing on Friday, with exhibits on land and in water, marinas and boat dealers showing off their...

Fort Myers church helps victims with tornado recovery

Families will be cleaning up for weeks after the EF2 tornado that tore through Iona on Sunday, and the effort to help get everyone...
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Family, police looking for answers 2 years after Porter Albert’s disappearance

Saturday marks two years since Porter Albert disappeared from a parking lot in North Fort Myers, and police are working to gain new leads...

Calls for more affordable housing in Collier County

Finding affordable housing in Collier County is becoming more difficult; according to, rent there increased 49% in 2021 and prices keep going up. Collier...

Lee Health, NCH offering free 24/7 telehealth as COVID cases fill ERs

As surging COVID-19 cases fill hospitals, leading to hourslong wait times at emergency rooms and urgent care facilities, there's an easier and free option...

SWFL still short on COVID tests

The shortage of COVID-19 tests continues, both the ones at testing sites and at-home kits. The CDC is not requiring you to get a...

Lee County deputies investigating Lehigh Acres homicide

The Lee County Sheriff's Office confirms it is investigating a homicide in Lehigh Acres Thursday morning. LCSO has blocked off Gerald Avenue from East 7th...

Impact of omicron cases in SWFL

WINK News could only find a few CVS pharmacies with openings for COVID-19 tests on Wednesday, while the Florida Department of Health and CenturyLink...

SWFL unemployment rate lower than state’s; many industries growing

Fewer people are filing for unemployment across the US. New numbers from the Labor Department show 198,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits last...

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