Brooke Shafer

Professional Experience

2017 to present: Reporter, WINK News
Previously worked as Weekend Anchor and Reporter for WCJB in Gainesville, FL.

Awards & Recognition

Honored with the 2016 award for Best Multi-Media Journalist in small market by the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters.

News Philosophy

My proudest moments are when I can tell stories that matter through the eyes of the viewers.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

Spending time with my family and friends. A lifelong dancer, I enjoy being active and engaging with those around me.

Education

Dual degree from Florida State University with majors in Communications and English and minors in Spanish and Psychology.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

I am a Florida girl, born and raised in the Miami area. I love being close to my family and the water.

Birthplace

Coral Gables, FL

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Gas leak closes US 41 near Crystal Drive in south Fort Myers

According to Teco Gas a crew is on the scene working to get a leak safe along US 41 in south Fort Myers. They say...
Petroleum inspect at an Orion Station in Cape Coral Tuesday. (Credit: WINK News)video

Neighbors lose hundreds of dollars from bad gasoline at Cape Coral station

Two Cape Coral drivers told WINK News they are out of hundreds of dollars after fueling up with contaminated gasoline. Last Thursday, Scott Stefanko filled...
Outside of the Lamplight Inn in south Fort Myers. (Credit: WINK News)video

Residents of Fort Myers assisted-living facility desperate for new home

The deadline is looming for several people in an assisted-living facility in Lee County. The facility is shutting down due to thousands of dollars...
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Spokeswoman for Marsy’s Law questions FMPDs use in home invasion case

Violent and on the run. It took nearly a week for the Fort Myers Police Department to reveal the sketch of a man who...
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Police wait days before alerting public to dangerous home invasion

A public safety concern as a dangerous man is out on the streets. Fort Myers Police Department notified us of a terrifying home invasion –...
Sign of the old Cape Coral golf course. (Credit: WINK News)video

City wants more testing before buying the old Cape Coral golf course

The future of the old Cape Coral golf course hangs is still up in the air. The deal for the city is to buy...
Some of the brownish-green gunk in a Cape Coral canal. (Credit: WINK News)video

Scientists identify the mysterious muck floating in Cape Coral canals

Brown gunk is floating in Cape Coral canals. Neighbors noticed it popping up a few weeks ago. It is different from the blue-green algae...
Outside of the Lamplight Inn in south Fort Myers. (Credit: WINK News)video

Horrifying claims at a Fort Myers assisted living facility

Horrifying claims of sexual abuse and putting patients at risk for Hepatitis-B. That is some of what is in a 50-page complaint against an...
Outside of the Lamplight Inn in south Fort Myers. (Credit: WINK News)video

Seniors in disbelief as assisted living facility abruptly closes

Dozens of people living at an assisted living facility in Fort Myers found out they have to leave. Lamplight Inn said everyone needs to...
Crash in Cape Coral. (Credit: WINK News)video

Teen ejected from car in crash says he and his girlfriend were ‘targeted’

The teenager thrown from his car in a Cape Coral crash on Thursday said he and his girlfriend were "targeted." He is one of the...

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