CORONAVIRUS

Resources

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

video

Pelican Bay residents awarded access to register for hundreds of vaccines

As our senior population in Southwest Florida struggles through online process to secure coronavirus vaccine appointment opportunities, shots are making their way into the...
mino restaurant naplesvideo

Naples restaurant owner says if you don’t like the mask-less policy, don’t eat there

The message from one Southwest Florida restaurant is that if you're not comfortable with their setup, don't dine there. But why do they have...
video

Naples police officer remembered as community champion who cared deeply for children

A Naples police officer who died during an off-duty crash on Thursday is remembered as a champion of the community with a big heart...
video

Video of man ‘hugging’ pelican ruffles feathers

A video showing a man "hugging" a pelican is sparking outrage on social media. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the man isn't...
video

Alfie Oakes scores legal victory against School District of Lee County

A controversial Collier County business owner scored a victory this week in a lawsuit against the School District of Lee County, but where the...
video

Collier County hopes to be part of statewide vaccine pre-registration system soon

The delays in the coronavirus vaccines are not the only thing frustrating many. It’s also the process of scheduling appointments for first and second...
fifth avenue naplesvideo

Season may look different for hotels in Collier County this year

The last two weeks of February are normally the busiest time of year for hotel bookings. But will rooms in Collier County actually be...
LIONFISHvideo

You could get paid to help get rid of an invasive species off the...

A Southwest Florida business wants to pay you to catch Lionfish. FWC is also getting behind this effort. Lionfish are an invasive species not usually...
video

Naples’ famous St. Patrick’s Day parade hits the water as ‘Shamrocking on the Water’

Instead of the sounds and excitement filling the streets of 5th Avenue South for the annual St. Patrick's Day parade in Naples, it will...
cars on fifthvideo

Cars on Fifth returns to Naples for its 17th year

The City of Naples is gearing up for one of its biggest events of the year -- Cars on Fifth. A mask is needed to...

Latest Headlines