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.


Speeding: Charlotte County neighbors sign petition to close road

Homeowners in a neighborhood are sending a message to Charlotte County to close off a street where they say drivers are speeding near their...

3 arrested for child neglect charges in Charlotte County

Investigators in hazmat suits raided a home after Charlotte County deputies arrested three people on child neglect charges. Court records show Sarah Fiorelli, Lawreen Soulia...

State representative files bill to fund Babcock Ranch emergency shelter

Discussions are underway to build a regional emergency shelter on land in Babcock Ranch. In 2017, many Hurricane Irma survivors in Charlotte County had...

People accused of throwing rocks at a gator; neighbors warn of consequences

Disturbing video has surfaced of people taunting an alligator in Gateway. In the video you can see them trying to lure the gator with food,...

Punta Gorda council considering to build sound barriers around pickleball courts

A heavy topic surrounding the Punta Gorda community is how to stop the noise coming from the pickleball courts. "The City Council is like a...

Fort Myers Beach Town Council seeks restrictions on late night noise

The Town of Fort Myers Beach is working to set new rules on how rowdy you can get on the beach. The move comes after...
ADA lawsuit. (WINK News photo)video

People who are visually impaired file lawsuits over ADA compliance

Right now, lawsuits are pending across the country, as companies are being repeatedly sued for not having websites accessible to the blind. Southwest Florida is...

Fort Myers Beach Margaritaville developer to build affordable apartments

Demolition crews are back on Fort Myers Beach clearing the way for Margaritaville, but big plans for the resort are going beyond the beach. The...

Do undeveloped brains have anything to do with threats?

Why are there so many threats at schools? Could it have something to do with a child's brain? The front part of your brain understands...

Southwest Florida club scores a prestigious opportunity with the NBA

A hobby turns into an opportunity like no other as a Southwest Florida club will help the National Basketball Association build a plane replica for...

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