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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NW Cape Coral neighbors try to return to normalcy after tornado strikes

Roofs ripped off, cars crumpled and lives uprooted. That is the scene on Monday as folks in northwest Cape Coral pick up the pieces...
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Neighbors rebuild homes after tornado in NW Cape Coral

We met with neighbors who are immediately focused on rebuilding after a tornado left behind damages among their homes in Cape Coral this weekend. Saturday,...
Scene of police activity. (Credit: WINK News Breana Ross)

LCSO says death in Lehigh Acres neighborhood not suspicious

Lee County Sheriff's Office conducted a death investigation in Lehigh Acres Sunday morning. LCSO determined a death along 8th Street SW in a Lehigh neighborhood...
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EF-1 tornado leaves mile-long trail of damage in NW Cape Coral

A tornado rips through northwest Cape Coral Saturday morning, with winds peaking at around 95 miles per hour and leaving a mile-long trail of...
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GM auto worker strike detriment to businesses in Southwest Florida

Local auto shops and car dealers all want to know if there is an end in sight to the General Motors worker strike. It’s...
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Fort Myers Beach woman files an appeal to stop Margaritaville

Keep searching for that lost shaker of salt. Another roadblock is in the way of the highly anticipated Margaritaville. A homeowner who lives next to...
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Shell Factory shows veterans appreciation at annual ‘Nam Jam’

The Shell Factory & Nature Park in North Fort Myers held its annual “Nam Jam” event Sunday, honoring Vietnam veterans and all veterans in...
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*UPDATE: Kidnapping claims unfounded

UPDATE: New information from the Lee County Sheriff's Office Friday evening saying that the kidnapping did not happen. A father comes forward, claiming it was...
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Advocacy group against proposed pet chicken ban in Charlotte County

Livestock or family? Chickens are at the center of a heated debate in Charlotte County. Charlotte County officials are telling neighbors they can’t keep...
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Cape Coral neighbors concerned yacht club renovations removes park space

Cape Coral city leaders are considering the removal of park space and tennis courts at Cape Coral Yacht Club. Although city officials say these...

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