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.


Lee County experts, parents recommend screening children ages 8 to 18 for anxiety

It has been a stressful two years for our children, and now health experts say you should consider screening kids as young as 8...

Doctors link rise in teen overdose deaths to fentanyl use

Teen overdose deaths are on the rise, and the pandemic is not the only thing to blame. More than three-quarters of those deaths in...

Hit-and-run crash leads to second crash, major backups on southbound I-75 in Lee County

A hit-and-run crash on I-75 in Lee County early Monday morning sent two people to the hospital with minor injuries and lead to another...

Collier County deputies join statewide law enforcement relay run for Special Olympics

Team Florida is going for the gold on Friday morning, as the Collier County Sheriff's Office kicks off its leg of the 39th annual...
Meningococcal diseasevideo

21 confirmed cases of meningococcal disease as Florida outbreak spreads

A more serious form of meningitis is making its way around the state, all the way down to Southwest Florida. Anyone can catch it,...

Job fair for post-9/11 veterans at FGCU on Thursday

Florida Gulf Coast University is holding a job expo on Thursday in the hopes of connecting veterans who enlisted after 9/11 with the career...

Solutions to Cape Coral’s affordable housing crunch

The steep increase in rental rates means many people have had to make lifestyle changes they did not plan for. While Cape Coral is...

Southwest Florida Honor Flights resuming in May

Honor Flights, which sent veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit monuments in honor of them, were one of the many things the pandemic took...

Scientists, engineers gather for 2022 SWFL Climate Summit in Fort Myers

Scientists, lawyers and engineers gathered at the 2022 Southwest Florida Climate Summit in downtown Fort Myers on Thursday to learn more about how to...

Residents of Oasis Grand Tower II in Fort Myers forced to evacuate due to...

Crews responded to a fire at a luxury apartment complex in downtown Fort Myers on Wednesday morning. Community members living in Oasis Grand Tower II...

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