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.

Sign outside of Golden Gate Elementary. (Credit: WINK News)video

Collier County Public Schools to split two elementary schools into four

Traffic headaches and school pickup jams may soon be over for hundreds of people in Collier County when two elementary schools will split into...

Wounded Warriors of Collier County opens first veteran transitional home

Benjamin Walker and Alan Demorett can tell you a lot of stories about life after the military. "I got it in 2012. I’ve been in...

Plans for new water tank have Bridgetown neighbors concerned

Need more water? Build a new water tank. The only problem? No one wants a massive tank in their backyard. That's exactly what's played out...

Experts meet on Captiva for annual Everglades conference

Organizations from all over Florida are in Southwest Florida this weekend to discuss the next steps in Everglades restoration and our water crisis. They...
Construction workers illustration. (Credit: MGN)video

Cape Coral projects millions in development, investment along Pine Island Road

Cape Coral projects millions in development and investment this year along a state highway that stretches 20 miles through the city and supports over...

Partial lock down at Sunshine Elementary lifted; investigation still underway

Thursday morning, Sunshine Elementary School went on a partial lock down as deputies monitor the area around the school. As of 10 a.m. the partial...

What is that?! SWFL residents spot object in the sky, likely satellites from Starlink...

A shooting star or a trace of a satellite? Either way, many of you have asked us: What's that object in the sky? The photo above...
In this Sept. 5, 2018 file photo, Tim Hitchens, of Gulfprort, Miss., pulls in a fish while fishing from a pier in the Gulf of Mexico, the morning after Tropical Storm Gordon made landfall nearby, in Biloxi, Miss. The rules that govern recreational marine fishing in the U.S. will get an overhaul due to a new law passed by in December. Photo via AP/Gerald

The Conservancy of SWFL warns anglers to be more cautious of birds when out...

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is sending out a warning for fisherman to be aware because the bird populations are being harmed. So much damage...
Street seen with potholes filled with dirt, instead of having repavement on the road. (Credit: WINK News)video

Buckingham neighbors demand explanation for unfinished road projects

People in Buckingham have been driving with potholes, scattered dirt and uneven roads for months. Now, they are demanding an explanation. Timm Smith said he...

Downtown construction causing parking issues for Fort Myers Seafood & Music Festival

If you love seafood, there is no better place to be than downtown Fort Myers this weekend. The Fort Myers Seafood & Music Festival...

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