Brea Hollingsworth

Professional Experience

2018 to Present: Video Journalist, WINK News; Previously worked at CBS News in New York City; WCTV in Tallahassee; and WTVT in Tampa.

Awards & Recognition

In 2017 I earned the Ratio Television Digital News Association Ed Bradley Scholarship, an award named after journalist Ed Bradley.

News Philosophy

Everyone has a story. Find it, tell it as truthfully as possible and leave people feeling like they have learned something from it.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

Writing! When I’m not writing news scripts I’m writing short stories, poetry and always journaling. I also play golf and am excited to play on Southwest Florida’s many golf courses.


Bachelors in Broadcast Journalism from Florida A&M University

Likes best about Southwest Florida

The people.


St. Petersburg, Fla.

Deadline to apply for LeeCARES extended to Monday

Good news! The deadline to apply for LeeCARES assistance, originally set for Friday, has been extended until Monday, Sept. 21 at 5 p.m. That money...
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Florida Virtual School delays causing some parents to home school students

Many parents hoped that students going back to school virtually meant they would be able to go back to work, but Karissa Mandile now...
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50-year friends reunite after coronavirus caused them to quarantine

Margel Smith and Stella Wade have been best friends for 50 years, but when the pandemic forced them to quarantine, they stopped being able...
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Luminary Hotel set to open next week in downtown Fort Myers

The Luminary Hotel is set to open next week in downtown Fort Myers and is expected to bring a steady stream of money to...

Service industry workers also set to return as bars reopen

With bars reopening at 50% Monday, that means more and more service industry employees will also be heading back to work. “I feel ecstatic,” DJ...

HUGE deal! Fuccillo Kia in Cape Coral, Port Charlotte to be sold

Two local well-known car dealerships have a huge deal on the table. A Delaware-based corporation, LMP Automotive Holdings entered into an agreement to buy the...

SWFL woman regains ability to walk after recovering from COVID-19

A Southwest Florida woman contracted the coronavirus early at the onset of the pandemic in the country. We have continued to share her story...

New grocery store, Joe V’s Farm Market, planned in Cape Coral

A multi-million dollar farmers market is coming to Cape Coral. Where most people see an empty lot on SW Pine Island Road near Chiquita Boulevard,...

High demand leads to shortage of boats for sale, fishing supplies

Living in paradise during a pandemic has you spending more time on the water, and the boating business is booming. While the increase in...
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Lee County school pledge accidentally omits ‘Under God’

A Cape Coral mother sent WINK News a tip about kids saying the Pledge of Allegiance but, the 'under God' was omitted. The School District...

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