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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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Naples businesses see increase in customers, work to get employees to return

As we start to see a bit of normalcy in our lives return, businesses are having problems finding workers. Businesses say workers are afraid...
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Businesses in Naples forced to re-close after employees test positive for coronavirus

An employee at the Naples location of Tommy Bahama has tested positive for COVID-19 this week. To keep other employees, their families and the community...
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State nursing homes approach COVID-19 testing deadline

There is a big deadline approaching Florida, as 700 nursing homes statewide must test all of their workers and residents for the coronavirus by...
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Collier County restaurants happy for 50% capacity, Phase 2 of reopening

We looked into the restaurant scene in Collier County, since businesses were given the green light to operate at 50% capacity. This has been...
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Anonymous donor gives one Naples cafe $40K to stay open

Bill's Cafe in Naples probably wouldn't be open right now if it weren't for the generosity of an anonymous donor. One Naples resident, who wants...
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Downtown Naples business owners get extra protection during protest

Businesses in Collier County are still trying to get back on their feet after being closed due to the pandemic, and now some of...
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Collier County protest put on hold; many protesters remain on site

A protest planned for Monday evening in Collier County was put on hold, but some protesters didn't want their message to wait. People who showed...
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Businesses hope Collier and Naples public beaches will reopen completely

Many of us will head to the beach this weekend, but if you're heading out to a Collier County beach, you'll encounter some rules...
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Bringing neighbors together after Golden Gate Estates fire

The 36th Avenue SE fire has finally been contained. But it's caused much destruction to the Golden Gate Estates neighborhood and to the families...
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2 men in Collier County accused in nationwide lottery scam

Many people all across the country have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus, but most aren't creating scams to make up for their...

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