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


How will the executive order be enforced in SWFL?

We all know by now that we're expected to stay near our homes and limit what we do, but who's going to make sure...

DeSoto County dog left to die almost ready for adoption in Cape Coral

We learned some good news for a DeSoto County dog. You might remember a puppy that was rescued on the side of the road...

Cape Coral’s state of emergency declarations geared toward hurricanes, not pandemics

Customer service counters and lobbies at Cape Coral city buildings are closed to the general public to limit the spread of COVID-19, parks are...

Lee County expected to discuss stay-at-home order at next meeting

At this point, all Lee County beaches are closed; Fort Myers Beach Town Council said rule breakers could face fines up to $5,000 for...

Midwest Food Bank distributing thousands of meals for families in need

Volunteers from the Southwest Florida community are letting you know they have your back in these trying times. Forty pallets of food are now ready...

$2 trillion stimulus, state programs aim to help SWFL small businesses

As some small business owners are faced with the possibility of losing their business, much-needed help is on the way. That help is part of...

Naples man with coronavirus: ‘It’s not a death sentence’

A Naples man in the middle of a two-week quarantine after testing positive for the coronavirus has a message: It's not a death sentence. Charlie...

FGCU swimmer’s Olympic dreams on hold due to coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting more than just our country's leaders, but our athletics too. At every level, from children's sports to professional athletes, seasons...

Empty bars, restaurants new normal for usually bustling downtown Cape Coral

The mayor of Cape Coral says there are no plans for a city-wide state of emergency or curfew because of the coronavirus, but that's...

DEP denies permit, Cape Coral’s Chiquita Lock is here to stay

The Chiquita Lock in Cape Coral is here to stay. The DEP secretary formally denied the city's permit to get rid of it. Noah Valenstein filed...

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