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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

SWFL photographer sheds light on water quality crisis with pictures

A Southwest Florida photographer is using photos to bring attention to the water quality crisis. Men in gas masks are holding mermaids and showing the...
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Changing winds could bring slight relief to red tide in SWFL

Thousands of dead fish washing up each day on Sanibel and city officials just said there was a significant increase in the amount of...
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Provided meals coming to all Lee County schools for 2018-19

Some students know what it's like to go through the school-day without lunch. This year, Lee County schools is providing lunch and breakfast at no...
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Dead fish wash up along shores of Sanibel

A disgusting sight with an even worse smell. Fish are lining the shores of Sanibel, and the city is jumping into action to clean up...
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Red tide impact on sea turtles

Crews from the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife saved a turtle Thursday on Captiva. CROW tells WINK News most of the turtles coming into...
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Lehigh Regional Medical Center opens wound care center

It's no secret that Lee County is growing and the increased population means hospitals are struggling to keep up. Area hospitals are seeing backlogs, contributing...
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Parents of daughter hit, killed by car days after Irma to sue Cape Coral

Would an 18-year-old girl still be alive if storm debris wasn't covering a stop sign? That's the argument her parents are making. They're suing the...
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Wednesday marks 10 years since FMPD officer Andrew Widman’s killing

Wednesday marks 10 years since Fort Myers Police officer Andrew Widman was shot and killed. The husband, and father of three was gunned down by...
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Roadway changes coming to Del Prado Blvd. at Hancock Bridge Parkway

Lee County officials tell us they plan to lengthen the left turn lane on three of the four legs of the Del Prado Boulevard...
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Marco Island camp celebrates ‘diverse-abilities,’ not disabilities

Campers are soaking up the sun at Camp Able, a volunteer-run summer camp on Marco Island that focuses on celebrating differences. Camper Kyle Gohl calls...

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