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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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Parents using Uber to get kids to school against company policy

Some parents are turning to Uber to get their kids to school on time. But it’s against the rideshare company’s policy to give a...
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FWC addresses the coyotes in Cape Coral at public meeting

Coyotes pose threats to the public, but they are also part of natural wildlife in Southwest Florida. Hank Appleton still remembers the day he lost...
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Dark murky water creeps closer to the Sanibel Island shoreline

Sanibel Island is JR Aston's favorite spot to go. He said for two big reasons. "I like clean water," said Aston while laughing, "and big...
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Cape Coral approves land rezoning for ‘Four Corners’ project

Cape Coral City Council approved the rezoning of three plots of land for the "Four Corners" project at Cape Coral City Hall Monday, but...
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Video captures horrifying attack on a woman and her pet by two dogs

Someone's camera in Cape Coral caught two dogs attacking a woman and her dog Wednesday. Now, neighbors on a Cape Coral street are terrified for...
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Flooding leaves some Lehigh Acres neighbors stuck in their homes

Families in a Lehigh Acres neighborhood are stranded Wednesday night. They say their lives are at a standstill because of knee-high water on their...
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Parents find solace with Hendry district schools mental health plan after mass shootings

In a matter of hours, President Donald Trump will visit the families of the victims gunned down in two separate mass shootings. His visit...
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Calusa Waterkeeper Summit explores the impact of algae on your health

How does algae impact your health? On Monday evening, scientists, health officials and clean water activists talked to many of you about what the green...
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Cape Coral considers ban of retail sales of cats and dogs

The City of Cape Coral is making another attempt to ban retailers from selling cats and dogs. But one store owner says it’s targeting...
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State troopers say data shows hit-and-runs rising in state

With record-breaking statistics, state troopers with Florida Highway Patrol say the agency needs to hire more specialized troopers to solve the growing amount of...

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