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


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...

State Board of Education rejects 41% of math textbooks

School districts and their teachers are scrambling to check their lesson plans after dozens of books were banned for being inappropriate. The State Board...

Southwest Florida student performs heartfelt song he wrote for uncle with cancer

A Southwest Florida student wrote a song for his uncle, who was recently diagnosed with cancer, and performed it in front of his family...

MW Horticulture owes thousands in unpaid invoices for fires over the years, being sued...

A lawsuit has been filed by the State Department of Environmental Protection against MW Horticulture. That lawsuit was filed last year but the case...

Businesses concerned about health impacts as MW Horticulture fire burns for 4th day

Businesses and commuters are sick of the smoke as a mulch fire burns at MW Horticulture in south Fort Myers for the fourth day. Fire...

MW Horticulture fire burns for third day in south Fort Myers

Fire crews continued battling the flames at MW Horticulture in south Fort Myers on Tuesday. The fire has been burning at the facility along...

Man at Cape Coral Walmart suspected of using demo cellphone for drug deals

Cape Coral police are investigating after a man was allegedly found conducting drug deals on a demo cellphone in a Walmart on Wednesday afternoon. According...

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