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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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Rebuild Florida program helping those with Irma damage

A new state resource to help those stuck with Hurricane Irma damage opened it's doors in Fort Myers this week. The program,  Rebuild Florida, was...

Lee County project to reduce nitrogen levels in Powell Creek

Lee County just took a big step towards reducing nitrogen levels in Powell Creek. Residents say nitrogen and phosphates leaking into the Caloosahatchee River is...
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Construction worker arrested after breaking into woman’s apartment, kissing her

A construction worker is behind bars after breaking into a woman's home in the middle of the night Saturday. Despite living in a gated community...

Harry Chapin opens mobile food pantry on Pine Island

Those taking a hit from the water quality crisis are now headed home with some extra help thanks to the Harry Chapin emergency food...
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Punta Gorda homeowners meet with contractor over seawall repairs

Homeowners in Punta Gorda Isles were left with damaged seawalls after Hurricane Irma and one year later, they are dealing with slow construction. Neighbors are...

Lee County residents face algae cleanup delays

Lee County was scheduled to restart algae cleanup efforts Monday but their contractor, AECOM wasn't able to get their equipment ready in time. The crews...

Algae cleanup resumes after delay due to money shortage

A money shortage put a brief stop to algae clean up in Southwest Florida, but as of today those cleanups are starting again. "It's definitely...
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Punta Gorda Isles residents speak out against contractors repairing seawall

Earlier this week we spoke with residents of Punta Gorda Isles who say they aren't happy with the destruction being caused by contractors repairing...
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Crews work to stop mosquitoes after Gordon leaves behind standing water

Tropical Storm Gordon left behind enough standing water to give mosquitoes a fertile breeding ground, according to Lee County Mosquito Control. "They're just swarming all...

Increased rain form Gordon could have an impact on algae

A welcome relief or a sign of worse things to come? Rain continues to fall thanks to tropical storm gordon and it has many...

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