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.


Changes coming to two intersections along Littleton Road

The safety solution for a confusing and dangerous intersection where Cape Coral connects to North Fort Myers is moving forward. Lee County Board of County...
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. SpaceX launched 60 mini satellites Monday, the second batch of an orbiting network meant to provide global internet coverage. (Craig Bailey/Florida Today via AP)video

Lee County exploring plans of what role they will play in future space exploration

On Monday, a SpaceX rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral loaded with tiny satellites to build a global internet network. Friday, Lee County is looking...

Southwest Florida preparing to help families in need this holiday season

Kari Lefort with Harry Chapin Food Bank cannot wait to see the reactions of families in need this holiday season. "I’ve had people calling me...

Bird watchers say Harriet the eagle capable of protecting herself, egg from owl attacks

Marti Lord is no stranger to eagle watching. "That’s Harriet hollering— it sounds like it’s squeaking," she said. She's been coming to view Harriet the eagle...

Tragic loss of a 3-year-old inspires while his organ donation saves lives

Just last year, Eileen and Jim Gabrick lost their 3-year-old son Kamden after a tragic choking accident. They donated his organs in hopes that it...
Injured bald eagle at CROW. (Credit: CROW)video

Veteran rescues bald eagle with injuries at Estero construction site

A symbol of American patriotism is now in an animal hospital after being rescued from an Estero construction site. The man who captured it...
Panel discusses improving the lives of veterans. (Credit: WINK News)video

Addressing challenges our veterans face in Southwest Florida

About eighty veterans joined together in North Naples on Friday to honor those who fought for our country. Frank Halas remembers the days serving oversees....
Ryan O'Leary and Sheila O'Leary. (Credit Lee County Sheriff's Office.)video

Cape Coral husband and wife arrested for their child’s death

A Cape Coral husband and wife were arrested for child neglect after police found their baby dead in their home. Cape Coral Police Department arrested...

Proposed east Lee County limerock mine denied, a win for homeowners

A proposed limerock mine will not be built east of Estero, at least for now, and homeowners are calling it a victory. Lee County commissioners...

Smoke still lingering in the air from Buckingham area debris fire

As of Monday morning, the yard waste that caught on fire in Buckingham is contained, but part of it is still burning, and could...

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