Breana Ross

Professional Experience

June 2019- Present: Reporter, WINK News.

Previously interned at the National Basketball Association in New York City, 2018; The Smithsonian Channel in Washington DC, 2017; and WETA, the PBS member station in DC, 2016. Served as a reporter, anchor, and the station manager for UMTV at the University of Miami, 2016-2019.

Awards & Recognition

  • Voted by University of Miami faculty and staff as the Outstanding Senior in Broadcast Journalism in 2019
  • Alpha Epsilon Rho Electronic Media Honors Society
  • 2019 IES Abroad Global Citizen of the Year
  • TEDXUMiami 2019 speaker
  • Recipient of the full tuition Hammond Scholarship to attend the University of Miami

News Philosophy

Tell stories that illuminate the truth, educate minds, inform decisions, and amplify the voices of the voiceless.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

In my spare time, I love reading, being outdoors and teaching youth how to express themselves through poetry with the service organization I founded, Written in My Soul.

Education

Bachelors in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science, Summa Cum Laude.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

I love the beautiful beaches and the sunsets!

Hometown

Clinton, MD

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Cape Coral family seeks help after father and husband dies

What was expected to be a joyous time for a Southwest Florida family turned into tragedy when their father died unexpectedly. Community members are...
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SWFL cemeteries observe National Wreaths Across America Day

“Remember our fallen U.S. veterans. Honor those who serve. Teach your children the value of freedom.” That’s the motto of Wreaths Across America. Friends and...
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Blue Christmas: For some, the holiday’s bring more sadness than cheer

The Christmas tree, decorations and presents are all supposed to be signs of holiday cheer, but for some, the holidays can be anything but...
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Joint effort gives hundreds of Lee County homeless students toys, meals

For some homeless people in Lee County, all they want this Christmas season is a roof over their heads and a warm meal in...
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Environmentalists concerned about major state road project, others in support

The Southwest-Central Florida Connector is supposed to make commutes for motorists easier and help during hurricane evacuations. But there are those who are against...
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Tips to prevent Christmas trees from catching fire during the holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and that means many are looking for the perfect Christmas tree. But there are some things...
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Santa Claus brings Christmas gifts to Golisano child patients

Old Saint Nick brought dozens of presents to put under the tree of some of the strongest warriors in the Southwest Florida region this...
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Holiday shopping panic begins with only a few weeks before Christmas

The holiday shopping panic has begun! People across Southwest Florida are packing stores with just 18 days left to go before Christmas. With Thanksgiving being...
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Trace your family’s military past at a Punta Gorda museum

In a museum dedicated to our military, there is everything you might expect and then there is a desktop computer that can take visitors...
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‘Be My Eyes’ app brings sight to the blind through the eyes of volunteers

Giving our neighbors an extra set of eyes to get around. The "Be My Eyes" app helps people who struggle to see do day-to-day tasks. One...

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