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.

Education

Bachelors in Broadcast Journalism from Florida A&M University

Likes best about Southwest Florida

The people.

Hometown

St. Petersburg, Fla.

Sunday Easter services on Sanibel Island. (Credit: WINK News)video

Hundreds gather for Easter Sunday sunrise service

It is Easter Sunday and people across the globe are celebrating this morning with egg hunts and church services. In Southwest Florida, thousands are expected...
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Lake O water releases to be reduced to prevent algal blooms

Water quality experts fear storms Southwest Florida is experiencing could lead to blue-green algae flooding local canals. Crews are working to prevent April showers...
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Blue-green algae creeps back into the Caloosahatchee River

An unwelcoming sight is creeping back into the Caloosahatchee River. "We read stories about last year before we got here," said Becky Nichols, Fort Denaud...
Drift algae washes ashore. (Credit: WINK News)video

Rushing against time to clean our beaches

The red drift algae on Fort Myers Beach has once again piled up. It is an eyesore to some and a headache for others. "I've...
Fort Myers Beach sees big crowd Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. Photo via WINK News.video

Strong spring break tourism numbers in Fort Myers Beach

It is spring break on Fort Myers Beach and the sand is full of vacationers. It is a big relief, especially after the water...
Fort Myers Beach sees big crowd Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. Photo via WINK News.video

Town council members plan 2050 Fort Myers Beach

It is another beautiful day in Southwest Florida. But there are plans to alter the landscape with the addition of Margaritaville and other projects. As...
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Have a gold star on your driver license? You’ll need one to fly, starting...

If you don't have a gold star on your driver license, you may have trouble getting on a flight next year. The star indicates your...
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Organizers look to bring powerboat race to Fort Myers Beach

Exhilarating boat competition is speeding back to Southwest Florida. Powerboat racing is coming back to Fort Myers Beach after a 13-year break. The spectacle is expected...
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BBQ, Bands & Brew kicks-off at Centennial Park

It is going to be a great time down by the riverfront in Fort Myers. The 10th Annual BBQ, Bands and Brew is happening at...
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Property battle intensifies between Mosaic and Desoto County

A property battle of sorts took center stage Wednesday in Desoto County. At issue are several thousand acres of land. Mosaic wants to mine...

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