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

Traffic on Cape Coral Parkway. (Credit: WINK News)video

Solving traffic congestion on Cape Coral Parkway

Cape Coral Pkwy is the main entrance and exit for the south Cape and one of the city's busiest roads. "A morning commute can be...
Car crash. (Credit: Cape Coral Fire Dept.)video

Weather causes dangerous driving conditions across SWFL

Wet conditions led to multiple crashes across Southwest Florida Tuesday. One Cape Coral body shop had at least four damaged cars from weather-related crashes. When...

What it really takes to get into college, amid national scandal

From good SAT scores to good grades, to the student athletes, parents are facing the mounting pressure to get their kids into college. The national...
Person texts on his or her smartphone. (Credit: CBS 8)video

Fake Pastor: Scammer asking for $500 in gift cards for cancer patient

In a new scam, a person who claims to represent a church pastor seeks $500 in gift cards to help a person diagnosed with...
Busy Cape Coral intersection. (WINK News photo)video

City of Cape Coral contemplates safety improvements for pedestrians

Seventy-seven accidents. In 2018 alone, Cape Coral Police Dept. Officers were called to Cape Coral Pkwy for a pedestrian involved accident 77 times! Dustin Campbell, a...
Cape Coral drivers. (WINK News photo)video

Cape Coral entertainment district was designed for convenient parking

While the Streetscape project is now complete, the City of Cape Coral said there are still several hurdles for this area to become all...
Drivers on Del Prado in Cape Coral. (WINK News photo)video

FDOT study explores Del Prado direct access to I-75

It is talked about constantly, on the road and online, to provide direct access from busy Del Prado Blvd. to an even busier Interstate...
Trash left on the ground that has homeowners angry. (WINK News photo)video

Neighbors are fed up with the construction trash

Trash thrown all over a neighborhood. As WINK News Reporter Brooke Shafer found out, homeowners are fed up.
Tacos being served. (WINK News photo)video

High school students can cook their way into the workforce

It is Taco Tuesday in Chef Art Phillips' East Lee County High School classroom and a delicious smell is permeating in the air. These "advanced"...

Operation Kidsafe in Cape Coral helps parents during child emergencies

There is a new initiative to help parents prepare for a terrifying emergency. Operation Kidsafe in Cape Coral lets parents have “bio documents” of their...

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