Corey Lazar

Professional Experience

2017 to present: Morning anchor, WINK News. 2012 to 2016: Reporter, weekend anchor, WINK News. Previously worked at KAGS-TV in College Station, Texas, and KHOU-TV in Houston. Also managed the visual and interactive media department for a Houston urgent care company.

News Philosophy

My news philosophy is fairness and giving everyone the ability to have their voice heard. I believe in telling every story as fair and as accurate as possible and being able to be the voice for those who otherwise would not be heard.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Service

Serves on the committee for the American Cancer Society’s City of Palms Park Relay for Life. Also likes to dabble in photography.

Education

Sam Houston State University.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

I love many things about Southwest Florida, but most of all, I love all the beauty. As an avid still photographer, I love finding new places to take pictures of nature.

Hometown

Houston.

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40 under 40: From nursing student to YouTube star

This month, WINK News's partners at Gulfshore Business are honoring their 40 under 40. Forty people who are rising stars in their industries but also...
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Money Monday: Inflation remaining high

Since the beginning of 2022, year-over-year inflation rates have remained above 7.5%, impacting how many of us live and spend our money. Here to...
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Cape Coral school resource officer on what it takes to protect children

Each Southwest Florida school campus has a school resource officer tasked with making sure children come home alive and safe. WINK News anchor Corey...
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Future educators from FGCU on what inspires them to teach

WINK News anchor Corey Lazar sat down with teaching students at Florida Gulf Coast University to see what keeps them encouraged and inspired to...
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Money Monday: Investor sentiment on impacts from war in Ukraine

A new UBS investor survey shows that investors fear the impact of the war in Ukraine on the economy and on rising inflation but...
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Denny Grimes: SWFL summer real estate forecast

We are headed for the summer and mortgage rates are still above 5%, gas prices and inflation are both high. Will the Southwest Florida...
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Money Monday: May 2022 jobs report

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Labor released its widely anticipated jobs report. Here to help us interpret it is Stefan Contorno, senior vice president...
Staffers at Oasis Middle School spoke to WINK News about what is hurting students on the inside amid the regular trials of school and talk of dangers presented by gun violence.video

Oasis Middle School staff speak about students’ mental health struggles

Staffers at Oasis Middle School spoke to WINK News about what is hurting students on the inside amid the regular trials of school and...
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Money Monday: 5 pillars of finance

April is Financial Literacy Month and it represents a great time to brush up on the important principles required to build a strong financial...
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Money Monday: Latest inflation report

The latest inflation reading shows that the prices consumers pay for everyday items surged to their highest level since the early days of the...

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