Brendon Leslie

Professional Experience

Summer of 2016: Freelance reporter for PBS Mountain Lake. Plattsburgh, New York.
2016 to 2018: reporter/anchor- Blue Ridge News 11. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

News Philosophy

No matter what your opinions are, no matter how big a controversy, everyone has a story and they all deserve to be told.

Hobbies, Interests

When I’m not working or sleeping, chances are you’ll find me at the gym. If I’m not there, I’m playing Xbox with my best friend from home. In my little extra spare time, I love doing anything outdoors with my Springer Spaniel, Jax.


Two bachelor’s degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Audio Radio Production.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

The beach, the water, the constant sunshine. Most importantly: the people.


Long Island, New York.

Mining site. (Credit: WINK News)video

Lee County meeting brings homeowners against lime rock mining

People packed the Lee County commissioners meeting Wednesday. Most of them were there to fight a proposal to alter the rules mining companies currently...
Bluebird taxicab. (Credit: WINK News)video

Lee County may deregulate taxis to level competition with rideshares

Lee County commissioners want to get rid of taxi regulations. They said cab services should have an even playing field with companies like Uber...

Controversy surrounds the elimination of map 14

When mines are proposed, most homeowners think about the noise, dust and invading in their neighborhood. But tonight, Lee County leaders said they have a...
K9 on a break from training. (Credit: WINK News)video

Training makes sure SWFL K9s are up to snuff

Talented dogs are learning how to sniff through dangerous situations to keep the public safe from threats. The Dept. of Homeland Security trained Southwest...

Florida bill would ease licensing rules for contractors

Changes could be coming for how contractors become licensed. Lawmakers in Florida are discussing relaxing licensing rules for them. Supports said it would encourage...

Lee County plumbing company’s initiative helps maintain and hire employees

The remarkably low unemployment rate is great for the economy. But it’s not so great for companies searching for new employees. There aren’t many...
Mugshot of Jorge Ingunza Jr., 21. (Credit: CCSO)video

$130K bail set for suspect accused of hacking social media accounts, extorting teens

A Collier County man has been arrested for hacking the Snapchat accounts of eight teenagers and extorting lewd photos from them. The suspect, Jorge Ingunza...
Portion of Billy's Creek where cleanup is underway. (Credit: WINK News)video

Crews start the cleanup of Billy’s Creek

Action is being taken at a local waterway prone to flooding that has been polluted for years. On Wednesday, crews started to clean up...
Self-driving car moves along the roadway. (Credit: WINK News)video

Lee County prepares for the first self-driving vehicle on the roadway

A handful of automakers and technology giants are already making and testing self-driving cars. While driving effectively on a test track or an empty...

Lee County school board plans to improve bus stop safety

The School District of Lee County said it’s crafting a plan to ensure all students get to and from the bus stop safely. The...

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