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.


Fort Myers Beach mayor says town will make beach changes if needed

The City of Naples shut down its beaches this weekend due to lack of social distancing, after the short-lived reopening during Phase 1 of...

Daughter throws 90th birthday bash for her mother outside of her window

It's been two months since Luann Flammia has been able to see her mother, Lenore, at the American House Fort Myers. Due to COVID-19 restrictions,...

Hendry County food bank reports 20% increase in demand

As the need grows in Southwest Florida, more food banks are passing out food to hundreds of families every day. The Harry Chapin Food Bank...

Graduating class of The Village School of Naples celebrated with ‘drive-by gifting’

To make sure the class of 2020 knows they're a class act, teachers and staff from The Village School of Naples delivered some joy...

Naples woman off ventilator after getting plasma donation for COVID-19

A woman in Naples is off a ventilator after her children found a plasma match from a recovered coronavirus patient. Absolutely elated,” said Jennifer Grytza,...

FGCU virtual graduation derailed by cyber attack

Cyber hackers didn't exactly make graduation day a happy one for the FGCU Class of 2020. Because of the restrictions caused by the coronavirus...

St. Matthew’s House needs donations to continue serving families meals

Food insecurity, specifically due to the coronavirus pandemic, continues in Southwest Florida. And a local nonprofit expects the current need to continue for possibly...

Fort Myers assisted living facility holds parade for residents, families, staff

It's been two months since Joyce Aubele has been able to hug her parents at Barrington Terrace, an assisted living facility in Fort Myers. "They’ve...

Drop in child abuse reports may not be good news

The number of child abuse reports is down, but agencies say the drop isn't necessarily good news. Teachers, school resource officers and others that typically...

SWFL couple takes photos of families outside their homes during self-quarantine

A picture is worth a thousand words. And, for some Southwest Florida business owners, pictures taken by a local couple are worth a lot...

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