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.

Upgrades coming to State Road 31 on the heels of multiple fatal crashes

New safety improvements are coming to a dangerous road in Southwest Florida. Charlotte and Lee counties are teaming up with Babcock Ranch to widen...
School District of Lee County seal. Photo via WINK

Lee County school board receives negative review by state officials

State leaders said the Lee County school district needs to make improvements to its allocation of resources. This comes after review of a past...

LCSO deputy resigns following suspect “mistreatment”

Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno announced via Facebook, that a deputy was resigning following an incident that showed the deputy elbowing a teen in...
A vehicle pulls a boat. The method works as a temporary boat ramp. (WINK News photo)video

North Fort Myers waterfront land being offered to the county for a boat ramp

Boaters say trying to launch your boat can be hectic, particularly during busy season. A real estate company is offering to donate land for a...
Collier County residence. (WINK News photo)video

Despite attempts by Collier County, affordable housing remains elusive

Having a roof over your head is a necessity for everyone. But in Collier County that doesn't come cheap. The county calls affordable rent...
The women found the dead dog in this drawstring bag. (WINK News photo)video

Women seek justice for a dead dog abandoned in a backpack

Neighbors feel sick to their stomachs after finding a dead animal left in a backpack. While authorities are searching for suspects, they need help...

Collier County aims to expand public transportation at no cost to taxpayers

Clearing a traffic mess and encouraging more young people to come to Collier County is the aim in expanding public transportation. Commissioners say they want...
Gardner cuts the grass on the lawn. (WINK News photo)video

Collier County commissioners debate a rainy season fertilizer ban

Lora Leboeuf of Old Naples is taking a stand for our water quality crisis. "I've been here over 20 years," Leboeuf said. "I've watched the water....
Landscaper at work in Naples. (WINK News photo)video

Naples City Council considers extending noise ordinance hours

Naples wants to crack down on people making too much noise around the city. But that means limiting when you can and cannot cut...

Alligator Alley plaza costs may fall on Collier County taxpayers

The state pays for the operation of a Collier County plaza where thousands of motorist travel through every day. But as the state seeks...

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