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Dannielle Garcia

Professional Experience

June 2019 to present: Reporter, WINK News. Previously worked at KATC-TV in Lafayette, LA as my first job out of college.

While in school, I interned at Telemundo Network in Miami, ESPN in Connecticut and WDSU in New Orleans

Awards & Recognition

Won several awards while in college for my reporting from Society of Professional Journalists, AP, La Press Association and Radio Television Digital News Association.

Also won best News Story of the Year from the Catholic Press Association.

News Philosophy

Communication is key, tell the truth, be kind and be fair – always.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

Anything and everything animals (I have a sweet chocolate lab that I adopted while out on a story in Louisiana).

I also love to travel to new places, meet new people and make new connections.

Education

Bachelors in Mass Communication with a focus on journalism and a minor in Business Administration from Loyola University New Orleans.

Studied abroad for a semester at Universidad de Salamanca in Spain.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

The sun, the beach and best of all, being close to family.

Hometown

Miami, FL

Cape Coral church vandalism: Two 12-year-olds, 17-year-old arrested

A third arrest has been made in connection with the vandalism of a Cape Coral church. An anonymous tip led detectives to two 12-year-old girls,...
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Cape Coral hearing doctor’s mission is to help patients just like him

Many doctors do good things for their patients. But few are able to relate to their patients and help them the way one Cape...
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Lee County Sheriff’s Office’s ‘HOT’ Teams have begun work with homeless population

Last week, Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno announced the creation of the county's Homeless Outreach Teams or 'HOT' Teams. Now, we get to see...
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A daughter wants justice for her disabled mother who was brutally murdered in her Fort Myers home. Now, she is asking for the death...
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Body found inside SUV in Orlando ID’d as missing woman

The family of a 50-year-old central Florida mother who went missing last month is thanking volunteers who looked for her after police announced Saturday...
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Man held without bond in killing of family member of the mother of his...

A man is accused of killing a family member of the mother of his children. The prosecutor is calling a  Fort Myers homicide, “an...
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Lee County Sheriff’s Office to form ‘Homeless Outreach Teams’

The Lee County Sheriff's Office held a press conference on Tuesday to announce the creation of 'Homeless Outreach Teams' - or 'HOT' teams -...
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Helping kids cope during the pandemic

Kids are tough, but they're also under an extraordinary amount of pressure. Suicide and suicide attempts are up dramatically, according to the Centers for...
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Lehigh Acres rescue’s mission: Saving abused dogs

Abused dogs, some in unimaginable conditions, are being brought from all over the state to recover in Southwest Florida. Love is Fur Ever Dog Rescue...
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18 arrested in LCSO months-long drug bust operation

The Lee County Sheriff's Office held a press conference Thursday morning regarding a recent drug bust operation called Operation Checkmate. Sheriff Carmine Marceno outlined the...

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