Britni McDonald

Professional Experience

2016 to present: Weekend evening anchor & reporter, WINK News. Previously worked at WWBT-TV in Richmond, Va., WMTV-TV in Madison, Wis., WDJT in Milwaukee, Wis., and KCWY-TV in Casper, Wyo.

Awards & Recognition

2016 & 2015 Emmy award for anchor of outstanding newscast, 2013 Wisconsin Broadcasters Association award for continuing coverage on human trafficking and 2011 Wyoming Association of Broadcasters award for best photography.

News Philosophy

“TV news journalists have a special ability to not only tell a story but show it. We have an obligation to combine those elements in a way that’s compelling, informative, and unbiased while still leaving room for positivity and a smile.”

Hobbies, Interests & Community Service

Movies, salsa dancing, yoga, rollerblading, church, theater and trying new restaurants.


Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

“The Weather (no snow), the beach and the sunsets.”


Born in Illinois but grew up in Massachusetts.

Favorite Books & Magazines

“I’m such a fan of film that I created a weekly video blog called “Britni’s Box Office” to review movies and other fun happenings on my Facebook page.”

Memorable Assignments

“Talking to a human trafficking survivor, highlighting the struggles of women in the military, and interviewing Rainn Wilson, getting him to answer “What kind of bear is best?”

Interesting Fact

“I’m somewhat of a thrill-seeker and love horror movies, rollercoasters, and skydiving.”


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