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Gina Tomlinson

Professional Experience

Previous to having the pleasure of working as a reporter at Wink News in June 2018, I was a reporter at WXXV in Gulfport, Mississippi for 2 years after interning at WZZM 13 in Grand Rapids Michigan.

Awards & Recognition

Honored to have had the opportunity keep the Mississippi Gulf Coast informed from the shores during Hurricane Nate, part of the station’s very first time providing wall-to-wall severe weather coverage. Also covered a story on a car crash that reopened a police investigation, and was a three-year award winner of the Radio and Television Digital News Association broadcasting scholarship.

News Philosophy

Be a voice for those that need to be heard and always listen to your community, everyone has a story to tell.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

Whether it’s swimming, boating, kayaking, wakeboarding, fishing or just enjoying the beach— my free time is most enjoyably spent near the water! And we’re in just the right place. I also really like to volunteer at my church, bike ride, hike, do yoga, and eat ice cream.

Education

Majored in Broadcasting Arts at Central Michigan University, with a double minor in journalism and sports management.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

The beautiful sunshine, sandy beaches and friendly people.

Hometown

Farmington Hills, MI

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Fire departments in Naples, Immokalee deal with staff shortage as COVID-19 strikes

The Naples fire chief said Thursday that 17 percent of their department has COVID-19 and the Immokalee Fire Department is down about 50 percent...
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Tourism council recommends mask mandate in Collier County

Collier County Tourist Development Council approved a recommendation for commissioners to further consider a mask mandate in Collier County in a close 4-3 vote...
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Department of Health expands COVID testing in Collier County

Florida Department of Health has announced that it will be adding new testing sites inĀ  Collier County, including one in Golden Gate, two off...
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JW Marriott Marco Island preparing for busy holiday weekend

A surge in coronavirus cases has a lot of people rethinking their Fourth of July plans. The JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort is...
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July Fourth vacation concerns could result in mask mandates or beaches closing

Independence Day falls on a Saturday this year so, in addition to weekend beach trips, many could flock to Southwest Florida beaches for holiday...
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Collier County businesses react to new regulation suspending onsite alcohol consumption

Friday, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation suspended the consumption of alcohol on-site, meaning no drinking at a bar. This is the...
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Visitors to SWFL remain cautious, but are not afraid to travel

It's the first summer in 10 years that fewer people will travel nationwide. AAA says Americans will take a combined total of 700 million trips....

Some residents in North Naples community upset over tree removal

Some homeowners in a North Naples community are upset over a massive tree removal while others say the trees have damaged their properties. Oak trees...
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Masks may become mandatory in Collier County

Cases of COVID-19 have been rising in Collier County, with more than 3,200 recorded as of Monday morning. This comes after the state began...
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Some Collier businesses experience boost in sales despite coronavirus closures

As we approach Father's Day weekend, we're still in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. While many of you, along with local businesses, have...

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