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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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SWFL Crime Stoppers seeks suspect in connection to vehicle thefts

A suspect broke a window at a car sales business, snatched all of the keys inside, then took off with two vehicles. Valerie Aliaga said...
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Alva man leaves his horse severely malnourished, deputies say

An Alva man faces animal cruelty charges after Lee County Sheriff's Office deputies found his Paint Mare severely malnourished with several wounds on Wednesday. The...
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FWC encourages killing of overpopulated invasive species

If iguanas are becoming a nuisance on your property, you can now humanely kill them year-round without any permit required. According to the Florida Fish and...
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Florida gov signs bill ratcheting up fight against red tide

Florida’s governor signed a bill Thursday directing the state to work with a private marine institute to study and combat the red tide blooms...
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Damages all over Lee County after storms

The National Weather Service issued severe weather advisories for Lee County Friday. Neighbors in the area had to pick up debris from toppled trees to...
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Sex offender tries to lure Lehigh Acres kids with treats, deputies say

A creepy encounter in Lehigh Acres has parents keeping their children close Wednesday night. A group of kids told Lee County Sheriff's Office deputies...
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Child nearly drowns during a pool party in Cape Coral

A heart-stopping moment as a child falls into a Cape Coral pool and nearly drowns. A report said 10 to 12 kids were running...
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Experts say public awareness is critical at water quality summit

Experts gathered at a Florida water quality summit to speak about harmful blue-green algal blooms in our waterways regarding health hazards and other dangers...
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Armed suspect accused of impersonating a deputy in Fort Myers

Fort Myers Police Department seeks the public's help to identify an armed suspect who is accused of impersonating a sheriff's deputy in an attempt...
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NOAA teams up with SWFL fishermen to combat red tide

Red tide devastated fish populations in the Gulf of Mexico last summer. These are the kind of dead fish nobody hoped for, especially fishermen....

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