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Gail Levy

Professional Experience

I joined the WINK News team in June 2020. I’m a is one of our general assignment reporters, so it’s fair to say I know a little bit about a lot.

I was previously was a reporter at WJHG/WECP in Panama City Beach, Florida. There I covered Hurricane Michael which devasted the area, but I feel blessed I got to see the community rebuild.

Awards and Recognition

My work in the field lead me to win a Florida Associated Press award on some of the coverage after Hurricane Michael.

News Philosophy

Everyone has a story to be told.

Hobbies, Interest & Community Involvement

Bake and cook healthy goodies. I also have an aloe plant I’m is really trying to keep alive. More than anything, I love getting outdoors and exercising with my dog Maggie Mae.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

I love just being down south! I love the warm weather, the beaches, and being near friends and family.

Hometown

Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

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SWFL firefighters mourn loss of one of their own to COVID-19

Firefighters in Southwest Florida are mourning the loss of their fellow first responder, Anthony "Tony" Christensen, who died of COVID-19 Tuesday after more than...
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Estero man recovers from shark bite, recalls alligator attack

An encounter with a predator is rare, but a man in Southwest Florida now has two experience with formidable creatures in the water. He...
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State won’t extend deadline for Bright Futures Scholarship

The state will not extend the deadline for students to qualify for Bright Futures Scholarships, despite the fact COVID-19 canceled a handful of chances...
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Alfie Oakes continues to oppose mask mandate with signs calling out commissioners

A businessman is making sure his opinion on the mask mandate in Collier County is heard loud and clear. Alfie Oakes, the owner of Oakes...
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Preparing for hurricane season is looking a lot like preparing for the pandemic

For months, since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, consumers have seen bare shelves in the places where supplies like water and toilet paper...

Collier County teachers push for delayed in-person school return

To start the week, Collier County teachers lined up outside the school district to support the delay for in-person learning. We went to a car...
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How comfortable are Collier County businesses with the new mask mandate?

Wednesday is the first day you must wear a mask when you go inside buildings in Collier County. We know it's a heated issue. More...
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Salon owners say masks are crucial

Studies have shown that masks are our best defense against spreading COVID-19 and scientists an doctors have been stressing this. But they are especially...
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Dance teacher makes video for students in place of usual live performance

Of course, many activities and extracurriculars have had to go digital because of social distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic. "After the whole COVID, whenever...
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Investigation continues after 2 offensive posts made by LCSO Facebook account

Lee County Sheriff’s Office has gained negative attention after two inappropriate posts were recently made someone using its official Facebook account. LCSO continues its investigation...

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