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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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Hotels on Fort Myers Beach prepare to accepts reservations, guests

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Peaceful protesters against Naples beach closures

While the beach was quiet Sunday after being shut down by the City of Naples for concerns over lack of social distancing, peaceful protesters...
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City of Naples closes beaches; emergency meeting Monday

The city of Naples closed its public beaches at 12:01 a.m. Sunday. City leaders said the beaches were overrun with beachgoers to start the...
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Sanitation procedures will likely change the way we travel, consultant says

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Restaurants deal with restrictions on Cinco de Mayo

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Cape Coral votes to reopen more public places with social distancing

In a matter of hours, Cape Coral takes another step toward some form of normalcy. Yacht Club Public Beach, tennis and pickleball courts at some...
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Cape Coral restaurants ready to reopen, serve customers under guidelines

We're just hours away from phase one of reopening the state. And restaurants across Southwest Florida are ready to open their dining rooms. After weeks...
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Return of elective surgeries welcomed by patients, hospitals

Another part of the phase one reopening plan allows for elective surgeries to return at health facilities statewide. And that's welcomed news for patients...

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