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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Marco Island nonprofit gives military families week-long reunions

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Charlotte County cancer patient scammed out of her medical funds

A cancer patient who needs every penny to pay for treatments was scammed out of $2,000. She reached out to WINK News, telling us...
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Transportation group organizes fundraiser for SWFL Military Museum, repairs needed

A local museum that pays tribute to the men and women who serve our country is in need of help to stay open. Community...
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CrossFit gyms host cancer research fundraiser in honor of Fort Myers toddler

Community members came together to remember a Fort Myers toddler who died from a rare cancer. CrossFit gyms also took part in honoring her...
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Naples billionaire Tom Golisano provides yacht to aid in Bahamas relief

In the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, humanitarian aid continues to go to the Bahamas, and one of Southwest Florida’s famous billionaires and his yacht...
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Sanibel Island residents fear effect of new custard shop on local businesses

There is a battle over custard on Sanibel right now, but it's about more than just a gooey dessert. CJ Stevens has traveled to Sanibel...
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FGCU ranked as one of the South’s most innovative schools

U.S. News & World Report magazine named Florida Gulf Coast University the No. 12 most innovative school in the south. One of the reasons the...
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Foundation helps FGCU program build reefs to restore oyster habitats

FGCU researchers and nationwide partners continue to look for unique solutions to Southwest Florida’s water crisis. The FGCU ice hockey team breeds ground for...
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Individuals discuss mental health at forum in Lee County

Many people don’t speak about their personal struggles with mental health, and mental illness and health are hot topics, particularly in teens. The Centers For...
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Families support loved ones as National Guardsmen prepare for Dorian impacts

Governor DeSantis has activated 4,500 Florida National Guardsmen with thousands of them stationed in Florida, ready to help; Some from right here in Southwest...

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