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


Photos show totaled car involved in crash that killed 12-year-old

We got the exclusive look at photos of a car family friends say hit and killed 12-year-old Alana Tamplin in North Fort Myers in...

Homeowner plans to sue Cape Coral over water meter beehive

A Cape Coral homeowner says for the last three years, bees have been swarming in the water meter outside his home. City officials say...

Cape Coral halts boat rentals at city parks without permit or approval

A business buzz kill – first algae and now an ordinance from the city. One boat rental company is fighting to keep its business...
Kids sitting on the new concrete bench. (Credit: WINK News)video

Cape’s Rotary, Kiwanis Club to distribute concrete benches to 200 sites

It may just look like a square of dirt, but this site will soon be the home of permanent benches. It is the latest...

Friend and sister want justice for 12-year-old killed in hit-and-run

It’s been four months since 12-year-old Alana Tamplin was hit and killed along a North Fort Myers road. A tribute to her sits where...
Water gun fight. (Credit: WINK News)video

Tanglewood Elementary has a water fight to end the school year

How do you end the last day school? With a giant water fight! That is how students at Tanglewood Elementary in Fort Myers celebrated the...

Over 100 adopt-a-bench opportunities this summer school break

Adopt a bench and possibly save a life. That's me message from a new group called Benches For Our Babes. During summer break, what happens...

Could those who knew exactly how Layla Aiken died be charged for not reporting...

Will his father be arrested? Will his girlfriend be charged? Those are questions many viewers have asked us after WINK News got an exclusive...

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...

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