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


Parkland dads advocate for new federal website providing ‘resources to create a safer school’

A new website, with the mission of avoiding another school tragedy, is a single place where you can gauge how safe your child's school...

Community still grieves 2 years after Parkland shooting, join together to make schools safer

A moment of silence across Florida honoring the 17 victims who died in Parkland two years ago today. At 2:21 p.m. on Valentine's Day 2018,...
FILE: Wall with toxic Chinese drywall. (Credit: WINK News/FILE)video

Last day to file for Chinese drywall $248 million settlement

For homeowners who had toxic Chinese drywall, they will see money from a $248 million settlement. The drywall was put into homes all across...

Marco couple getting fined for license plate they turned in years ago

A Southwest Florida family turned over the license plate of a loved one who died to the State of Florida years ago. That license...

Cape Coral teacher, 8th graders make sure girls have what they need for that...

Puberty is hard enough and it's even worse for girls worried about getting their period. That's why a group of students at Mariner Middle School...
Video that shows a deputy pepperspraying a suspect in June 2019. (Credit: Jerry Theophilophoulos)video

LCSO deputy in violent arrest caught on video resigns

A Lee County Sheriff's Office Internal Affairs investigation shows former Deputy Brian Hoyt, 42, "misrepresented facts" and showed "improper conduct" during the June arrest...

Florida bill would reverse local pet sale bans, Cape Coral business supports it

A new Florida bill is worrying animal lovers statewide. It would overturn local ordinances that ban the sale of dogs and cats in pet...

Cape Coral intersections cause driver confusion, wrong-way traffic

Updates to roads in Cape Coral have confused drivers recently after the city changed the lanes at two busy intersections. Drivers going the wrong way...

New survey finds affordable housing in SWFL is a hot button issue

Southwest Florida is an area dominated by the service industry, and experts say high-paying jobs can be hard to come by. At the beginning of...

Cape Coral Wells Fargo lost $40,000 from safety deposit box, man says

A man is blaming a Cape Coral Wells Fargo for losing $40,000 in cash and gold from his safety deposit box. The bank disputes...

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