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.


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.


Coral Gables, FL

People inline for items at the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Photo via WINK

When the worst happens, a family turns to the Harry Chapin Food Bank

Radio DJ Matt Mangas never expected to need help. "I was so embarrassed," Mangas said. "I just couldn't do it." But about 10-years-ago, Mangas and his wife...

Coast Guard families find many donations from the community

Canned goods and everyday items are getting packed for families in need. Ever since the government shutdown, Coast Guard families are struggling to get basic...

How many speeding tickets did Florida Highway Patrol write in 2017?

Some have said when driving on Interstate 75, you better be ready for anything. After two major deadly crashes on I-75, one in Alachua County...
Items to be thrown away by a Cape Coral resident. Photo via WINK

Waste Pro frequently places pink stickers on Cape Coral garbage

Everything and the kitchen sink was left sitting at the end of a southeast Cape Coral driveway. Tom Foley, a Cape Coral resident, said a...
Busy intersection traffic in Cape Coral on Monday, Jan. 7, 2018. Photo via WINK

Residents worry Cape Coral population growth will further impede traffic

Ask drivers about the traffic in Cape Coral and you may get some different answers. "It's been really nice down here trying to get around...
Security footage captures a portion of the outside brawl. Photo via WINK

Newly released video shows why Dixie Roadhouse extended hours permit was revoked

Newly released video shows why police have had enough with Dixie Roadhouse’s late night hours, following several incidents connected to the establishment. The popular Cape...

Cape Coral Streetscape project construction to continue into 2019

The Cape Coral Streetscape project isn't going to be finished until after the new year and business owners say they aren't sure how much...

Cape Coral charter school closes abruptly, parents blindsided

Parents are shocked to find a charter school closed in Cape Coral, possibly for good, with no warning sent to parents. It was a bizarre...

George H.W. Bush memorabilia collection now on display in Cape Coral

For 20 years, Jim Zbick has collected anything and everything he can related to the 41st President of the United States. MORE: Body of President George...

Two loose pit bulls tear up Cape Coral property and kill pet

Two pit bulls got loose in Cape Coral Tuesday and killed a neighbor's pet. A man called 911 after seeing the two dogs running without...

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