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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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NCH, Physicians Regional beginning phases to reopen for elective surgeries

Right now, hospitals are getting ready for elective surgeries. NCH is one of the hospitals starting their phases to reopen Monday and some surgeries are...
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Reopening offers light at the end of the tunnel for restaurant owners, workers

Come Monday, restaurant owners hope you'll be back in their seats. The owner at Cirella's says it's been tough. He furloughed nearly 60 employees,...
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Naples, Marco Island beaches to reopen Thursday

Marco Island and Naples will open beaches on Thursday. Marco will also open its parks on Friday, just in time for the weekend. In Naples,...
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Collier County votes to open beaches; residents promise to follow social distancing guidelines

Come Thursday morning at sunrise, the closed gates will open and you'll be able to park your car and head down to the beach...
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No doctor’s order needed for slated SWFL COVID-19 testing site

A new drive-through testing site is in the works for Southwest Florida. But this one has a twist. Collier County Board of County Commissioners say...
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Naples leaders, residents question use of money on road project still underway

The work won't stop in Naples. City leaders discussed putting the brakes on the 8th Street Corridor improvements, despite the fact the project is...
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Reopening Florida means luring hesitant tourists back to spend money

As Florida goes through the phases of reopening, businesses worry about how long it might take to get visitors to return. Officials say people may...
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Collier County planning how, when to start reopening public places

Many of us want to know when caution tape at Southwest Florida public beaches will come down. Collier County is home to some of...
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Lines continue to grow at food banks as people seek help

Nearly 5,000 people last week in Southwest Florida asked food banks where they can find essential items. "It's really concerning to see the lines growing...
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COVID-19 scare at Naples fire station has firefighters stepping up safety measures

Before and after emergencies, firefighters in Naples are taking extra precautions after a close call at one station. ''We got an email that our chief...

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