Emma Heaton

Professional Experience

June 2021 to present: WINK News Reporter and Video Journalist. Previously worked as Reporting/Production Intern, Production Assistant, Associate Producer, Producer at WBBH in Fort Myers, 2019 to 2021.

News Philosophy

Be honest. Own up to your mistakes. Do your best, no matter who is watching. Be the hardest worker in the room. Never compare yourself to others. Your only true competition is yourself.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

​Being active, out & about in the Florida sunshine. Meeting new people and hearing their stories.


Bachelor’s in Journalism, Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies from Florida Gulf Coast University.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

The weather, gulf beaches, and the people!


Aurora, CO

Debris pile fire out on Sanibel

A fire that sparked in a debris pile on Sanibel is out. Sanibel Fire and Rescue District Capt. John DiMaria said the pile on Island...

Metal box in middle of I-75 causes semitruck crash in Lee County

A large metal box in the middle of northbound I-75 caused a Friday morning crash that backed up traffic for hours in Lee County. According...

Two in Cape Coral arrested after child consumes THC gummies

Two people are behind bars after police say a 6-year-old got into weed gummies at a Cape Coral home and ended up in the...

Poinsettia Christmas tree to return to Fort Myers Beach

A holiday staple is starting to take shape on Fort Myers Beach. The community is taking on the task of building the poinsettia tree in...

Businesses opening on Sanibel and Captiva after Hurricane Ian

Business owners on Sanibel and Captiva are finally able to open their doors which is some great news they've waited a while to hear. Two...

Honor Flight honors Vietnam War veteran battling Parkinson’s disease

A veteran whose Parkinson's disease has kept him from going on an Honor Flight held back tears as he received a pin surrounded by...

Vehicle crashes into Naples Winery, drives straight through

A vehicle crashed into and drove right through the Naples Winery early Friday morning. According to the Naples Police Department, the crash occurred just before...

Map shows the deadliest points of Ian in Lee County

  Lee County saw 61 people die because of Hurricane Ian's wrath in September. Southwest Florida's community is working hard to pick itself up, but the...

Fort Myers Beach couple ripped apart during Ian

Pictures are what Jo Ann Knobloch clings to when she thinks of her husband. Because too often, all she remembers are dark, haunting flashbacks of...

Families torn apart by Hurricane Ian as death toll continues

Families lost loved ones, and Fort Myers Beach will never be the same after Hurricane Ian took its toll on residents and Southwest Florida. Bob...

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