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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Lee County school district and SGFOA reach contract deal, football games to start next...

The Florida High School Athletics Association has reinstated sanctions to South Gulf Football Officials Association for all schools after an agreement was reached, according...
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Cape Coral among the safest cities to raise a child in the country

In a recent report, the FBI ranks the City of Cape Coral as one of the safest places to raise a child in the...
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District decides to not relocate Portico bus stop to well-lit area inside community

Parents in the Portico Community in Buckingham are nervous every time their kids walk out to a dark bus stop. They want something done...
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Doctor advocates for SWFL blue-green algae focused CDC office

One doctor says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention needs to open an office in Southwest Florida to address last year's water quality...
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Low-income seniors in Fort Myers apartments must move out

Low-income seniors living in the Royal Palm Towers are getting forced to move from their waterfront homes so the building can have renovations. Some are...
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Southwest Florida homeowners capitalize on lower interest rates

Across the country, interest rates are down and homeowners are rushing to refinance their home. Bob Vaughn, a mortgage broker, has had a busy week....
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Proposal to help Lee County homeless students

An advocate for homeless students in Lee County is now calling for a change on Thursday. For the past four years, Sheena Torres-Nunez, a homeless...
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Authorities invest resources in social media to crack cold cases

Families wait for years, holding out hope to find what happened to their missing loved ones. Now, 35-years later after an 8-year-old girl disappeared,...
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‘Finally Home’ builds mortgage-free home for U.S. Army Sergeant at Babcock Ranch

U.S. Army Sergeant Howard Appleby of Cape Coral and his family received a mortgage-free home at a dedication ceremony Friday. PulteGroup’s Built to Honor program...

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