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


Travel ban lifted for 33 foreign countries, SWFL expects surge of visitors

Expect longer commutes, longer wait times at your favorite restaurants and more seasonal residents coming to Southwest Florida, as the U.S. lifts pandemic travel...
WINK Taste of the Townvideo

Patrons and business owners enjoy WINK Taste of the Town

Many people headed to Centennial Park in Fort Myers to enjoy some of the best food Lee County has to offer. At WINK Taste...

FGCU study on fish kills yields results

New research out of Florida Gulf Coast University shows dead fish help to fuel red tide. The dead fish were turned into fertilizer but not...
Halloween Spooktacularvideo

Community gathers for Halloween Spooktacular in Naples

Southwest Florida is celebrating Halloween this weekend. Down in Naples, dozens enjoyed the Halloween Spooktacular. This event, along with many others, was canceled last year...
swamp buggy paradevideo

Swamp Buggies: Naples’ longest-running tradition returns

A long-running tradition in one Southwest Florida city saw hundreds of people flocking to the area. The Swamp Buggy Parade is one of Naples'...
toys for tots charlotte countyvideo

Charlotte County Toys for Tots looking to help more families this holiday season

For many, the pressure is on to get holiday shopping done as soon as possible. However, experts warn that supply shortage could keep shelves...

Some, not all searches by teens accused of plotting Harns Marsh shooting blocked by...

We're learning more about what two teens searched on their school laptops before they were arrested for a shooting plot. Pages of evidence show 13-year-old...

Sheriff asking for RPO’s as new details are released in Harns Marsh shooting plot

We are learning more scary details about the plans from a stopped-school shooting plot at Harns Marsh Middle School. 14-year-old Phillip Byrd and 13-year-old...

Man arrested after barricading himself inside a Fort Myers McDonald’s

A man is now in jail after shooting at law enforcement then barricading himself inside of a McDonald's. Lee County Sheriff's deputies say Marlon Illescas...

LCSO: Suspect in custody after standoff at Fort Myers McDonald’s

A suspect is in custody after shooting at police and barricading in a Fort Myers McDonald's where he hid for about two hours on...

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