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


Kierra Russ found guilty of second-degree murder, conspiracy in Club Blu mass shooting

Kierra Russ has been convicted of second-degree murder and conspiracy in the Club Blu trial. Deliberations began just after 12 p.m. on Tuesday following a...

WINK News joins SWFL veterans for Honor Flight to war memorials

WINK News joined a group of Southwest Florida veterans for a trip of a lifetime. The veterans spent Saturday in Washington, DC, seeing the...

Collier-Lee Honor Flight heads to D.C. after 2-year hiatus due to pandemic

Almost 100 veterans will get a once-in-a-lifetime experience this weekend. The Collier-Lee Honor Flight is back after the pandemic canceled the event the last two...

Testimony continues in Club Blu defendant trial

Emotions poured out of the courtroom during the second day of testimony in the trial of Kierra Russ. Russ is one of five defendants accused...

First day of testimony in Club Blu trial for Kierra Russ

A reluctant witness testified on Wednesday that she saw the men allegedly involved in the Club Blu shooting leave a home prior to the...

Jury selected in first Club Blu trial, opening statements to begin on Wednesday

The fight for justice for the families of two teens killed in a shooting continues. Kierra Russ is the first of five defendants who will...

Notebook with passwords topic of hearing for man accused of sexual battery

A Cape Coral man charged with seven counts of sexual battery of a minor and one count of sexual battery and kidnapping was in...

Man arrested, accused of climbing through 14-year-old’s window to have sex arranged through Snapchat

A man has been arrested after being accused of climbing through a 14-year-old's bedroom window and crawling into their bed. Cape Coral Police say they...

Shortage of court reporters affecting trials, including Club Blu trial, in Lee County

A high-profile trial is about to get underway in Lee County, but defense attorneys are worried because there is a shortage of court reporters. Kierra...

What textbooks were deemed inappropriate by the Florida Department of Education?

More than 50 math textbooks were rejected by the state of Florida's Department of Education. It's the longest list of rejected math textbooks in state...

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