Céline McArthur

Professional Experience:
September 2021 – Present: WINK News Investigative Reporter.

Previously worked as Main Anchor at WCAX-TV in Burlington, VT | Evening Anchor and Chief Investigative Reporter at NH1 News in Concord, NH | Anchor and Chief Investigative Reporter at CBS47 & FOX 30 News in Jacksonville, FL | Health Reporter at KVUE-TV in Austin, TX | Morning Anchor at WBRE-TV in Scranton, PA | Evening Anchor at FOX40 News in Binghamton, NY

Awards & Recognition:
National Edward R. Murrow Award, 2020: The FIX: Mothers and Babies in Crisis
Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, 2020: The FIX: Mothers and Babies in Crisis
New England Regional Emmy Award Nominee, 2020: THE FIX: Mothers and Babies in Crisis

New England Regional Emmy Award, 2018, Beyond the Border: The Opioid Pipeline

New England Regional Emmy Nominee, 2017: Behind the Badge
New England Regional Emmy Nominee, 2017: Addiction Front Lines: Children of the Crisis
New England Regional Emmy Nominee, 2017: Protecting the Northern Border
Best of New Hampshire 2016: Secrets to Entrepreneurial Success (Series)
New England Regional Emmy Nominee, 2016: The Ugly Truth (The Opioid Epidemic in NH)

“Extra, Extra!” Spotlight, Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE): Sex Offenders Near Bus Stops
Governor’s Award for Excellence, Outstanding Contribution to Criminal Justice, Fla. Governor Jeb Bush
Florida Associated Press, First Place: “Mystery Disease”
Florida Associated Press, Second Place: “Cancer Cluster in Jacksonville?”

News Philosophy:
I produce what you can’t Google. My stories educate, engage, entertain, and drive change.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement:
I love to ski, hike, kayak, boogie board, shop, play with my dogs, and take pictures. Alot of them. Apart from my massive collections using my DSLRs, I have 42,616 pictures and videos on my iPhone.

Education:
Master of Arts, Journalism and Public Policy, American University, Washington, DC
Bachelor’s of Science: Boston University, Boston, MA

Likes best about Southwest Florida:
It’s a beautiful place to live, full of sunshine and people from around the country with different beliefs and backgrounds.

Hometown:
Hauppauge, NY

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Where’s my security deposit? WINK News investigates possible elder financial abuse

A Fort Myers veteran battles for his security deposit after moving out of an apartment building in the city. His family reached out for...
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Rental runaround? What you need to know about application fees and background checks

Finding an apartment in Southwest Florida can be extremely challenging. Inventory is low and rent is high. But one man's struggle to find a...
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Attorney General’s Office no longer pursuing charges against Bruno Total Home Performance

WINK News first told you about complaints against Bruno Total Home Performance nearly three years ago. Customers claim that the work was not high quality...
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Daddy’s little girl? WINK News investigates paternity rights for unwed fathers in Florida

A man is fighting to get custody of a newborn baby currently in the NICU of a Florida hospital. The mother died of COVID-19...
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The buy now, pay later boom: Why Congressional lawmakers are now paying attention

The buy now, pay later industry is booming. As we first reported last month, it's changing how people spend money and that's especially important...
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When is a killing not a crime? WINK News helps a Fort Myers family...

On average, two people die every month in Florida in accidental shootings. In our last report, we shared one of the stories behind that...
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Parents challenge police investigation; Experts weigh in

A Fort Myers family wants answers after their loved one died in a shooting. Sarasota Police ruled it accidental and no one was charged...
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Buy Now, Pay Later: The next financial crisis?

You may have noticed more "buy now, pay later" options online and in-store checkouts, for anything from clothes to electronics to furniture. Target is...
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Where’s the Money? Local bank closes homeless man’s account

John Leeman, 62, opened a savings account at SunTrust Bank (now Truist) in 2020 in Fort Myers so he could deposit two government checks:...
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WINK News Investigates: Predatory lending in pet stores?

When you hear the words -- predatory lending -- home mortgages may come to mind. But it can happen with any purchase you finance,...

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