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


Life as a frontline Cape Coral Hospital worker

Just a few weeks into 2022, a frontline worker at Cape Coral Hospital says her staff is seeing a surge in omicron cases, like...

Monoclonal antibody treatment site opens at Naples Beach Hotel

A new antibody treatment site had its scheduled soft opening at the Naples Beach Hotel on Thursday morning to help COVID-19 patients in the...

Man survives after Iona tornado lifts his house off the ground, wrecks neighbors’ homes

As people come together to help those devastated by Sunday's tornadoes, we are going to see images of devastation for a long time. When...

Spotting scam contractors after storms

Many of you will spend Monday cleaning up and calling contractors to help you repair the damage from Sunday's severe weather. But do you...

Naples nonprofit holds MLK-inspired prayer breakfast Friday as fundraiser for at-risk youth

A Naples nonprofit is honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a two-part fundraiser to benefit at-risk children; a prayer breakfast...

Staff, supply shortages affecting businesses, especially restaurants

Many commenters on the WINK News Facebook page said their favorite restaurants have been operating on altered schedules. Bokampers in Naples is closed Monday through...

Shortage of blood donations creating medical crisis in SWFL

Uncertain staffing is adding to the dangerous drop in blood donations in Southwest Florida and the rest of the country. Once the pandemic started, donations...
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Father speaks after daughter is hit, killed by truck in San Carlos Park

A family is reeling from the loss of young life. On Thursday night, a 9-year-old girl was hit and killed in the driveway of...

People flock to Fort Myers Beach to ring in 2022

One of Southwest Florida's largest New Year's Eve celebrations is already underway. Since 10 a.m. Friday, people have been heading to Fort Myers Beach...

Effective ways to get through a post-New Year’s Eve hangover

If your New Year's Eve plans include bubbly or booze, here's some advice to help you bounce back on New Year's Day. You may do...

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