Hannah Vogel

Professional Experience:
September 2017 to present: Reporter, WINK News
Previously worked at KEPR-TV in Pasco, Washington.

Awards and Recognition:
Reported on the aftermath of an officer-involved shooting that received national attention.

Covered the first detection of gravitational waves at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO).

Covered the clean up efforts and challenges of the Hanford Nuclear Site on the Columbia River in Pasco, Washington.

News Philosophy:
Listen to and make time for everyone–they all have a story to tell.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Service:
Fitness and nutrition!

Education:
DePaul University, 2015
Bachelors Degree in Journalism

Likes best about Southwest Florida:
The animals– Iguanas and alligators and bears, oh my!

Hometown:
Chicago, IL

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Collier County half-cent sales tax passes to improve roads, buildings

Southwest Florida residents voted to increase property tax in Charlotte County, and sales taxes in Lee and Collier Counties. "Anytime you say, 'All right, citizens...

Former state attorney’s office employee arrested in illegal gambling scheme

A former state attorney's office employee is accused of running an illegal gambling scheme at the Moose Lodge in Golden Gate Estates. On Tuesday, Florida...
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Vigil held in Naples for Pittsburgh shooting victims

The Southwest Florida community gathered Tuesday night in solidarity with the eleven victims in the Squirrel Hill synagogue shooting. WINK News reporter Hannah Vogel was...
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FWC investigation finds Collier restaurant owners illegally purchasing fish

A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission investigation revealed local restaurant business owners agreed to buy fish from unlicensed sellers. Customers who spoke to WINK News said it’s very concerning on a...
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Estero teacher’s license revoked for making advances toward student

The Florida Department of Education just revoked an Estero High School teacher's license after he was accused of making sexual comments and advances toward...
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Send Lake O releases underground?: Government, environmentalists split

The South Water Management District is moving forward with their plan of shooting Lake Okeechobee releases thousands of feet into the ground, but The...
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Parents concerned about overcrowded Collier school buses

One parent says her daughter has gone to other Collier County public schools before, but she has never seen the kind of crowding she...
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Collier deputies rescue unconscious man from sinking car

Collier County deputies received several calls about a person "driving uncontrollably" before a van flew off the road and right into the water near...
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SWFL business owners looking forward to season traffic

It's been a rough summer season for businesses near Southwest Florida water, but northern neighbors are starting to pack up to return for winter. For...
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Maryland man indicted in $346M Ponzi scheme

A federal grand jury indicted three men on charges of wire fraud, identity theft, conspiracy, and money laundering in an alleged $364 million investment...

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