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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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Changes coming to beach parking in Naples

When the pandemic began, people from all over came to Naples Beaches to enjoy themselves. Now, the city is considering measures that will benefit...
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Hope for the hospitality industry as Restaurant Week begins in Southwest Florida

Restaurant Week is even more special this year because Southwest Florida owners are hoping it can bring some hope back to the hospitality industry....
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Boutique owners on Fifth Avenue not getting the normal Black Friday rush

Black Friday is normally a day full of shopping and shoppers. Yet boutique owners on Fifth Avenue in Naples say this year's crowd isn't...
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Celebrating Thanksgiving on Naples Beach

One thing people in Southwest Florida are thankful for is the ability to spend Thanksgiving at our beaches. Plenty of people were out on...
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Collier County says no violation for sign with profanity toward Biden on home

A vulgar sign hangs on a home in Collier County near a popular spot for boaters. It has offensive words directed at President-elect Joe...
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Naples Park wants answers in attempted abduction cases

High security continues in a community to search for an attempted kidnapper. Patrols continued in Naples Park Tuesday in hopes of catching a man who...
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Kitten with birth defect living his best life thanks to Collier County shelter employees

Collier County Domestic Animal Services takes in close to 300 strays a month, and with so many cats coming in recently, they're pushing capacity. To...
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Small businesses in Naples depend on holiday shoppers to stay afloat

Small business owners in Southwest Florida are desperate for holiday shoppers this year, as their livelihoods depend on them. These businesses rely on in-person...
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An exclusive look at the reopening of the giraffe-feeding exhibit at the Naples Zoo

The Naples Zoo is giving you the opportunity to get up close and personal with the world's tallest animal. WINK News reporter Gina Tomlinson...
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St. Matthew’s House feeds thousands at annual ‘Turkey Drop’

The line for a Thanksgiving food giveaway Thursday morning was so long that organizers opened an hour early. St. Matthew's House in Naples hosted its...

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