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.


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

Likes best about Southwest Florida

I love the beautiful beaches and the sunsets!


Clinton, MD


Robert E. Lee bust removed from downtown Fort Myers

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Protesters gather in Fort Myers, march through city

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Conflicting COVID-19 test results received from state-run site in Fort Myers

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Harry Chapin Food Bank says cash donations needed to support community

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Judge rules against Florida on felons paying fines to vote

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Man says crooks stole camera with pictures of late mother, hopes for return

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FMPD says death investigation on Ortiz Ave. appears unsuspicious

Fort Myers Police Department conducted a death investigation Saturday that appears to be unsuspicious, police said. FMPD was along Ortiz Avenue just south of the...

Wet weather puts damper on start to Memorial Day weekend on Fort Myers Beach

Rain and wind caused some problems for many who wanted to spend the Memorial Day holiday at Fort Myers Beach. Beachgoers did sit in the...

High school sports face potentially tight restrictions with new coronavirus guidelines

This week, the National Federation of State High School Associations provided guidelines for schools to resume playing sports. Empty fields and stands, and bare scoreboards...

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