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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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Red tide reported at multiple Lee County beaches

Florida Department of Health in Lee County (DOH-Lee) reported Friday red tide blooms near Tarpon Bay Road Beach, Lighthouse Beach, Lynn Hall Beach Park,...
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14 fallen officers honored in Collier County during National Law Enforcement Week

Families gathered during National Law Enforcement Week to honor 14 fallen officers from Southwest Florida. A memorial and candlelight service was hosted by Collier County...
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Sheriff’s office says inmate left work detail with getaway driver

Tuesday, Collier County Sheriff’s Office apprehended an inmate after he escaped his work detail, and deputies also arrested a woman who is accused of...
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Remembering enormous brush fire that destroyed homes in Golden Gate Estate in 2020

Community members who experienced an enormous brush fire that destroyed their belongings are remembering what they went through almost one year later. A nearly 9,000-acre...
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6 vehicles stolen early Monday on Marco Island

Marco Island police said Monday six vehicles were stolen on the island early this morning, and another 14 were entered or burglarized. Two of the...
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Woman claims to be police, yells racial slurs, threatens child at Naples hotel

A mother was terrified for her child's life after they were threatened at a hotel pool. She says a woman claimed to be law...
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Firefighters respond to brush fire near Collier Center Way in North Naples

Greater Naples Fire Control and Rescue District responded to a brush fire near homes in North Naples Friday. Firefighters were at the scene of a...
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Pandemic impacts certain supply availability for hurricane season

Pandemic shortages could come back to haunt us in Southwest Florida during hurricane season. Hurricane Preparedness Week begins May 9, but it could be harder...
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Hundreds of migrant children could enter SWFL school systems, federal data shows

We learned Wednesday the federal government sent hundreds of unaccompanied children who crossed the border to Southwest Florida over the last several months. The School...
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Online dating: Woman says man tricked her to give away whole life savings

An elderly woman was targeted by someone she met online, and she's out of $100,000. Naples Police Department is investigating after a woman trusted someone...

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