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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New law aims to keep you safe from skimmers at the pump

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Inaugural group of students graduate from trade program in Lee County

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Collier County School Board approves use of controversial textbooks

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1 person shot outside of Waffle House in Collier County

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Collier County parents celebrate end of unprecedented school year

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Florida’s Board of Education set to vote on proposal to ban critical race theory

The Florida teacher's union is pushing back on the decision by Gov. Ron DeSantis to ban critical race theory in classrooms. On Thursday, Florida's Board...
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Families of Alzheimer's patients rejoiced at the news of a new experimental drug to battle this disease. Medical experts caution that they aren't sure just...
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Army Corps announces Lake O possible release plan after Lee County Commissioner writes them...

The Army Corps of Engineers anticipates growing amounts of blue-green algae on Lake Okeechobee as we continue into the summer months. The explanation comes...
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Community leader doesn’t want attack on delivery driver to define Pine Manor

A pizza delivery driver was robbed on the job, and crooks made off with his phone and money. Those who live in the neighborhood...

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