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.

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Famous oil ‘Hellfighter’ dies at 93 in his Iona home

A man who used to call Southwest Florida home, whose family still does, earned the nickname of a “Hellfighter” when a famous movie star...
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After mistrial in Shayden Colvin hit-and-run death case, attorneys gear up for second trial

The trial for the man prosecutors say killed a 13-year-old boy in a 2017 hit-and-run ended in a mistrial last week. Prosecutors went to court...
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Splashing into special deals for Father’s Day

For all of the fathers out there, you can enjoy some fun in the sun for free. Sun Splash Water Park in Cape Coral...
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How to show your patriotism on Flag Day

There are three weeks until the Fourth of July, but if you can't wait til then to celebrate the Stars and Stripes, we have...
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Investigators respond to reported sexual battery in Lehigh Acres

Lee County Sheriff's Office responded to a reported sexual battery in a Lehigh Acres neighborhood Thursday morning. Investigators were near State Road 82 on Gregory...
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Blue-Green Algae Task Force gets to work at its first meeting

The water crisis and the fight to make sure smelly blue-green algae does not return this year. Wednesday morning, experts from around the state...
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World Oceans Day celebrates our planet, reducing plastic waste

This weekend is all about oceans. People and organizations are taking the chance to celebrate our blue planet in honor of World Oceans Day. The...
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Battle on the Blueway raises money for Special Olympics

On Saturday, hundreds will attend the Battle on the Blueway race across the Calusa Blueway in Fort Myers Beach for a good cause. The 2019 Battle...
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City of Fort Myers plans to file a lawsuit against the Fly Lounge

A threat to the public, a safety hazard and a dangerous environment – that is how the Fort Myers city attorney describes the Fly...
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Sheriff’s office encourages neighbors to join watch groups

Neighbors are taking safety into their own hands. They are banding together to keep an eye out for crime, and that’s exactly what authorities...

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