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.


Collier County may limit outdoor concerts after noise complaints

Families in Collier County neighborhoods are fed up with the loud noise from outdoor concerts near their homes, so county commissioners are taking a...

New protein-based vaccine awaits approval, brings fresh hope

Doctors say a new protein-based vaccine on the verge of FDA approval will be a huge help in the fight against COVID-19. It's also different...

Bicyclist killed by Lee County school bus in Bonita Springs crash

A man from Estero riding a bicycle has been killed in a Thursday morning crash with a Lee County school bus in Bonita Springs. According...

Florida’s gas prices surge above national average

Florida's gas prices are now above the national average, with the majority of the state at over $3.40 per gallon. And while that can...

Bonita Springs Fire investigating early morning duplex blaze

Bonita Springs Fire is investigating a blaze that tore through the roof of a vacant duplex on Pueblo Bonita Boulevard Tuesday morning. Firefighters received the...

Crews investigating cause of Golden Gate house fire

North Collier Fire is at the scene of a fire that ruined a home on 18th Avenue Southwest in Golden Gate. According to J. Nolan...

Vaccine mandate deadline for health care workers arrives Thursday

The deadline is here for health care workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Anyone who works in a facility that takes Medicare and Medicaid...

2 Florida bills could ban discussion of gender, sexual orientation in schools

Florida lawmakers are pushing a pair of bills through the state legislature which would ban any discussion on gender or sexual orientation from classrooms,...
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Help with your child tax credit

The IRS is warning parents about a special form, related to the child tax credit, that you need in order to file your taxes...

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...

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