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.


Cape Coral park project to claim family’s home under eminent domain

The City of Cape Coral doesn't own enough land for a major project approved by voters. The project entails building a $60 million park....
Parked school buses. Photo via AP/Seth

Florida school bus drivers must now be CPR and first aid certified

The Florida State Board of Education passed a measure Wednesday requiring all bus drivers be certified in CPR and first aid. The current rule requires...
14-year-old fights for his life as he awaits a bone marrow transplant. (Credit: WINK News)video

Naples teen will die without a bone marrow match. This event could change that.

A Naples teen, who has a rare condition that requires him to get a blood transfusion to stay alive, needs your help. With a...
Rip current on Florida shore. (Credit: NOAA)video

Exercise caution in coastal waters as Tropical Storm Barry makes landfall

As Tropical Storm Barry makes its way to the Louisiana coast, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expect we will see high surf on...

Red snapper fishermen happy with water quality to end season

There are just hours left until red snapper season comes to an end in Southwest Florida. This time last year, red tide devastated our coast,...
At-risk students in Lee County graduate. (Credit: WINK News)video

Destination Graduation celebrates accomplishments of at-risk students

A day students will never forget. It's not your typical high school graduation and the students aren't from the same school, but they're all in...
Vaccination medication. (Credit: WINK News)video

As the new school year nears, many kids need required immunization shots

We're hearing more about rare diseases making a comeback as fewer parents vaccinate their children. As we get closer to the start of the...

Victim named in early morning fatal Lehigh Acres crash

An 18-year-old pedestrian was killed in a crash in Lehigh Acres early Sunday morning. The crash happened at 2:44 a.m. on W 12th St. According to...

FGCU professor and study says seaweed on beaches not disappearing

Seaweed clogging up Florida beaches is growing more abundant. Professor James Douglass at FGCU's The Water School said the nuisance seaweeds are here to stay. “When...

Sisters say a Bible is the only thing to survive car fire

If anyone understands what it feels like to nearly escape a tragic accident it's sisters Joelle and Sevyn Shock of Felda. Just a week ago...

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