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.


What a shortage of contact tracing means for the future of coronavirus

Rebecca Pacter didn't think it was possible for her to even contract the coronavirus. "I thought I was 17, I’m healthy, I'm Athletic how...

Tommy Bohanon’s SWFL football camp makes changes for pandemic safety

An NFL player comes back to Southwest Florida every year to give back to young athletes, but Tommy Bohanon's football camp won't look anything...

Lee County parents debate whether or not to send their kids back to school...

School starts in less than a month in Lee County, but for parents, the choice becomes tough: Do you send your kid back, or...

Daredevil Nik Wallenda brings drive-in-style stunt show to Estero’s Hertz Arena

Daredevil acrobat Nik Wallenda is bringing his high-flying, stunt-driven show to Southwest Florida, but with a twist. This time, his show will take place...

AARP fights to bring visitation back to nursing homes

Luann and David Flammia haven't seen their mother in five months. "Being in memory care we know that we only have so much time before...

How one SWFL school is reassuring parents they’re ready for students to return amidst...

Many parents are apprehensive about sending their kids back to school and don't know if they actually will. But, the school year is set...

Bonita Springs man records dolphin jump onto his paddleboard

Imagine enjoying the day out on the water when, all of a sudden, a dolphin jumps and almost hits you. That's what happened to Tyler...

Mask requirement for Fort Myers Beach goes into effect at midnight, no beach restrictions...

The Fort Myers Beach town council voted Wednesday in favor of a mandatory mask requirement. A mask will be required inside businesses, but not...
Residents and property owners in coastal areas of Collier County can view new draft preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) at three upcoming public open houses on March 2-3. (Credit FEMA)video

Cape Coral ranks No. 1 in the nation for most properties at substantial risk...

Many in SWFL are aware of the weather patterns and most know we're at risk for flooding. "When we first moved here we had...

Expert says decrease in SWFL unemployment positive, but not out of the woods yet

We could see a turn in the state of the job market here in Southwest Florida. Recent data from CareerSource Southwest Florida shows a slight...

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