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.

Ivie Patino uses a device for her research project. (WINK News photo)video

FGCU ‘Research Roadshow’ showcases innovative endeavors

Students researchers at Florida Gulf Coast University want to make sure no family loses another loved one to cancer. For Ivie Patino, finding a treatment...
A parent accessing her daughter's virtual school account. (WINK News photo)video

Florida Virtual School provides a safe way to graduate high school

Parents worry about their children every day. With the growing concerns of school threats and shootings that fear has only increased. But taking courses...
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World Golf Hall of Fame inductee hits the links in Bonita Springs

A world-class golfer's legacy is swinging on. It is not everyday golfers at Pelican's Nest Golf Club get lessons from a legend. The former 'it...

Star of Netflix show gives SWFL teachers a lesson in motivation

The star of the Netflix show, "Last Chance U," gave South Fort Myers High School teachers an inspiring lesson in motivation. "We need to really...
Medication that eases debilitating pain. (CBS News photo.)video

Rally brings attention to chronic pain patients denied medication

The nation is amid an opioid crisis where more than 130 people die each day from an overdose. But, because of the rampant abuse...

Becoming legal US citizen remains a long, arduous process

The American Dream. A lot of people want it, but it can be tough to achieve. One Immokalee woman, who is on her way to becoming...
Past flooding from Hurricane Irma. WINK News

Flood mitigation is a focus in Lee County meetings

Neighbors in Island Park remember when their homes were surrounded by water after Hurricane Irma hit. "The water was about at my waist," said Kenley...
Vision of potential expansion plans. WINK News

School may expand with sales-tax money

Lehigh Senior High School is growing. With that growth comes some significant upgrades. "Lehigh Senior has a tremendous amount of acreage," said Jackie Corey, Lehigh Senior...
The entrance of the Bonita National Golf and Country Club where a death investigation is underway. WINK News

Death investigation is underway at the Bonita National Golf & Country Club

There is a death investigation underway in Bonita Springs. The Bonita Springs Fire Dept. and the Lee County Sheriff's Office has confirmed a death investigation...
Demonstrators march on Pennsylvania Av. during the women's march in Washington on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. Photo via AP/Jose Luis

Fort Myers women’s march voices views on equality, abortion

It is the third year of women's marches across the county. Several cities saw hundreds of demonstrators march for women's rights this weekend despite...

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