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


Trial of Mark Sievers, accused of planning the murder of his wife, begins Tuesday

Mark Sievers will return to court Tuesday morning, this time for the start of his trial in the 2015 murder of his wife, Dr....

Cape Coral neighbors upset about abandoned boat in Bimini Basin

An abandoned boat is stirring up controversy among neighbors in Cape Coral. They want the broken-down vessel removed, but the owner can’t afford it. “Would...

WATCH: Collier-Lee Honor Flight returns to RSW with welcome celebration

Some of our heroes in Southwest Florida are set to receive a welcome home at Southwest Florida International Airport this weekend. Military veterans took...

Credit card skimmer found on Lee County ‘sheriff approved’ gas pump

Deputies with the Lee County Sheriff's Office found a credit card skimmer at a Mobil gas station off of Daniels Parkway Monday, inside a...

Authorities seek Lee County machete wielding 7-Eleven thief

There are two convenience store robberies involving machetes – one happening Monday night in Lee County. Now, investigators are trying to figure out if...

Deciders of fate: The psychology that goes into choosing a jury

Doctor Phil made his name as a trial consultant who helped attorneys pick jurors. But what exactly goes into it and how do different...

Jury finds Jimmy Rodgers guilty of second-degree murder of Teresa Sievers

A jury has found Jimmy Rodgers guilty of trespassing and second-degree murder on Wednesday at the Lee County courthouse in the 2015 death of...

Jimmy Rodgers trial: Closing arguments completed: Day 8

Judge Bruce Kyle gave the jury the decision to continue deliberations Monday night after hearing from the state and defense teams in the Sievers...

Jimmy Rodgers trial: The State rests its case, defense makes motion for acquittal: Day...

The Teresa Sievers murder trial continued Friday with the defense questioning the confessed co-conspirator, Curtis Wayne Wright, about his account of the day Dr....

Jimmy Rodgers trial: Jury selection continues: Day 2

The trial is underway for one of three suspects in the death of Bonita Springs holistic doctor Teresa Sievers, 46. Jimmy Ray Rodgers, 29, is...

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