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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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Doctor: Healthy people shouldn’t worry about flesh-eating bacteria in water

There are a lot of creatures that could give some nightmares in oceans like the Gulf. And a movie like the film "Jaws" scared...
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Army corps of engineers admits toxic algae released from Lake O

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District admits it knew about toxic algae found in Lake Okeechobee releases Friday. “Our water shouldn’t be polluted,”...

New mosquito spray prevents disease, introduced in Lee County

There is a new way to fight biting, blood-thirsty bugs in Lee County. It's meant to protect public health, but it could come at...
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Serial number is key to tracking stolen Cape Coral firearms

A common crime plaguing Cape Coral – police said firearms are disappearing from cars at an alarming rate. ''It's surprising that it's happening in this...
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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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